Swank promotes pet adoption

2009-09-03 12:30

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

The two-time Academy Award-winner said on 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 October 1 and January 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.