Hilary Swank Promotes Pet Adoption, Seeks To Dispel Myths

Hilary Swank attends 'The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion' Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2009 in New York City Hilary Swank attends 'The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion' Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2009 in New York City

Hilary Swank is putting her animal appreciation to work as an ambassador for a pet adoption campaign.

The two-time Academy Award-winning actress said Wednesday that the Iams Home 4 the Holidays Pet Adoption Campaign has “struck a chord with my heart.”

Her mission is to help 1.5 million pets in shelters find homes between Oct. 1 and Jan. 4.

Swank says older animals have just as much love as younger ones and have “already gone through a lot of the training that can be challenging for people.”

Swank also notes that it’s possible to adopt a purebred from a shelter if people have their heart set on a particular breed.

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