Thursday, June 28, 2012

Actress Hilary Swank helps Bucharest stray dogs

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) - Thousands of Romanian street dogs have found a friend in Oscar-winning actress Hilary Swank.
Swank, who won for her portrayal of a waitress-turned-boxer in Million Dollar Baby, visited Bucharest last week and showed a different kind of skill: Fighting for animal rights.

Swank, who says travel has been her best education, rarely leaves home without Kai, a devoted Jack Russell stray she rescued in Los Angeles.
In the Romanian capital on Friday, she visited projects set up by the animal welfare foundation Vier Pfoten that encourage interaction between stray dogs and institutionalised people.

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