NEW YORK (AP) -- 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 (EYEMZ') 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.