This Thanksgiving, Hilary Swank – actress and huge animal advocate – is going to take her love for dogs a couple of steps further with Cause For Paws: An All-Star Dog Spectacular.
The two-hour special that will air on Fox on Thanksgiving, is being co-produced by Swank, who’ll also be co-hosting the event with Jane Lynch.
Swank’s long been a voice for animal adoption with her own pooches being rescues. The event is her platform to raise wide-spread awareness of the pawesomeness of adopting. And guess what?! She’s also managed to rope in a bunch of celebrities to share their own rescue experiences! (You’ll be surprised at how many celebrities out there have rescued their four-legged-biffles.)
According to Fox, “During the two-hour special, viewers also will be provided with information regarding adoptable animals in their local areas and have the opportunity to make donations to the Petfinder Foundation, an independent nonprofit organization that supports shelters and rescue groups nationwide. Viewers can donate via a text number provided during the broadcast or online. Donations will be accepted during the broadcast and for a period of time after the show.”
But that’s not all! “In addition, PEDIGREE® Food for Dogs will be presenting the “Shelter Hero of the Year” award, a special award honoring an individual who has dedicated his/her life to making sure shelter dogs receive the love, care and resources they need to find their forever home.”
To make it even cuter and aww-mazeballs, the special is going to have awards in categories that include Best Celebrity/Dog Lookalike, Cutest Puppy, Guiltiest Dog, Best Licker, Smartest Dog and Best Viral Dog Video.
DO NOT MISS this puptastic special! Cause For Paws: An All-Star Dog Spectacular airs Thursday, November 27 at 8 p.m. ET on FOX.
Watch Swank and Lynch share their own heart melty rescue stories.
You can watch the special’s promo here: