Hilary Swank has always kept stray dogs close to her heart.
Owner of Kai, a former stray Jack Russell, Swank has tag-teamed with animal welfare foundation Vier Pfoten. The actress wants to sterilize street dogs and give them to disadvantaged people.
While in Bucharest, the actress urged owners to spay or neuter their unwanted pets versus killing them. Her ultimate goal is to make the country entirely No-Kill.
Swank says the following on the importance of a loving pooch:
I believe that is so healing to these kids who don’t trust people anymore.
The unconditional love of an animal is very healing and teaches them about not just unconditional love but about a relationship, about responsibility, about anger management.
We're VERY proud of Hilary's initiative to help the Romanian people and their dogs!
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