Thelsea Blackwell’s dachshund, Blue, disappeared Monday, and the distraught owner went in search. She drove for an hour before coming upon a line of squad cars and people with cameras near the Greyhound bus station in Albany, New York, and set aside her search to investigate. She pulled over thinking something was going on. Fortunately, tragedy did not lurk — Blackwell had stumbled upon a movie crew — and her search ended right there.
… She started asking people if they saw her small brown dog. A member of the film crew told her someone had found her dog. A phone call and about an hour later, a gray car pulled up, and there was Blue sitting in the lap of two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank. Blackwell asked Swank for her autograph, but Swank did better: They took a picture.
… Swank is no stranger to rescuing dogs and even established a foundation, Hilaroo, that matches abandoned dogs with children whom the foundation says “have been given up on by society.”