Two-time Oscar winner and Bellingham native Hilary Swank is working as an ambassador for the Iams "Home 4 the Holidays Pet Adoption Campaign." Swank said the campaign "struck a chord with my heart."
Iams says last year, more than 3,550 animal shelters and pet rescue groups in 17 countries participated in the three-month campaign to "increase adoptions, save lives, and take business away from puppy mills and backyard breeders during their most lucrative time of year."
In Washington state, 70 shelters will be involved in the event. Click here to find a shelter near you.
Swank said she adopted both of her dogs, Karoo and Rumi, from a shelter.
The goal is to find homes for 1.5 million animals between Oct 1. and Jan. 4.