Nothing warms our hearts more than when celebrities use their platforms to speak out on behalf of animals in need. But what’s even better than advocacy? Action. While adoption is optimal, fostering is also an integral part of the homing process, and plenty of big-hearted stars have stepped up to the plate and opened their homes.
There’s Kristen Bell, who was fostering a sweet pup named Muppet. And Patrick Stewart, who brought a Pibble named Ginger into his life (and pool). More recently, Don’t Be Tardy’s Kim Zolciak-Biermann became a proud foster parent to a trio of puppies in need. And the newest member of the club? Noted animal lover Hilary Swank.
The Academy Award winner is fostering two golden retriever mix puppies named Mulder and Scully (!!!) from Louie’s Legacy, a non-profit, no-kill animal rescue based in Cincinnati and Staten Island. The organization is foster-based, meaning the animals grow up in actual homes rather than shelters. So when Hilary Swank saw Louie’s Legacy’s Instagram plea, she reached out and had the dogs flown from Ohio to California.
Hilary recently wrote on her Instagram, “Nothing makes me happier than the ability to help animals in their time of need. Thanks to awareness through social media, I am currently #fostering these cuties from @louieslegacy! The grateful and heartfelt #love I receive from them on a daily basis has been life-changing for all of us. If you can’t bring a rescue into your home forever, please think about fostering. It not only saves lives and allows more room for other animals in the shelter, but it’s also an important transition to show these animals that they are loved. Click the link in my bio to see how you can help! #AdontDontShop #RescueDogs #DogMom”
A hundred hugs to Hilary for helping these sweet dogs in need!
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