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Petco Foundation honors animal lover Hilary Swank

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Oscar winning actress and animal lover Hilary Swank has a new award. 

Known for her knockout performances, she spent the weekend in San Diego to be honored for her commitment to saving animals.

CBS News 8’s Dan Cohen had the honor of chairing and emceeing the Petco Foundation’s Hope Gala Saturday at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront.

Part of the proceeds from the event will benefit Swank's own animal advocacy organization -- the Hilaroo Foundation-- which unites abandoned children with abandoned animals.

"They've taught me so much about patience, perseverance, resilience, loving without judgement, so many important qualities," Hilary Swank said.

More than 750 animal lovers packed the sold out ball.

A big thank you to everyone who came out to support the animals -- we raised more than $600,000. Past honorees of the Petco Foundation include Ellen DeGeneres, Betty White and Lily Tomlin.
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