Celebrities have long had a platform for advocacy. These particular celebrities love animals.
Like millions of other pet owners across the United States, some stars opt to adopt their furry friends from animal shelters or rescue groups.
Oscar winner Hillary Swank is a longtime animal advocate. In fact, she told Petfinder: “I am a really big advocate for speaking up for animals that need to be adopted, and when you think about the statistics, to me, there is no other option but to adopt.”
Check out some other celebrities who literally came to the rescue for their pet:
"Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Lisa Vanderpump and her husband Ken Todd are opening a dog rescue center in West Hollywood. Michelle Valles reports for the NBC4 News at 4 on Wednesday, March 1, 2017.