Taking time off Grey's Anatomy, Katherine Heigl is apparently doing something else other than film romcoms and spend quality time with newly adopted daughter Naleigh. Izzie Stevens' alter-ego is also doing something for little puppies whose cuteness are apparently causing them more harm than good.
Shelter operators in Los Angeles have lamented that a lot of people have brought lap dogs, Chihuahua's, and other small dogs after watching movies like Beverly Hills Chihuahua. When the fashion fades, however, and the dogs are no longer in vogue, people drop them off to shelters.
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This is where Heigl, 31, comes into the picture.
The Grey's Anatomy
star has shoulder the cost associated with transporting the little dogs to Nashua, New Hampshire, a place where they're more appreciated, fashionable or not.
"They're hard to come by in the state of New Hampshire so we thought it would be a great match," said Tammy De Vito, Animal Care Director. "It would just be a matter of a few days before they're all settling in on New Hampshire homes."
"That's great that we have a partner out there because this is the first time that we do a transport from LA," says Karen Bill, Human Society of Greater Nashua, adding that they're thankful for Heigl's "generous donation."
"Movies like Beverly Hills Chihuahua, and people think of pets sometimes as a fashion accessory," Bill says.
Heigl is currently on a break from Grey's Anatomy
reportedly to spend time with Naleigh.
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