Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and while most people think of candy, cards, flowers and dinners out, Bellamy Young thinks about the dogs and cats that are in your local shelter, waiting to find their furever family and home.
Each year approximately 3-4 million pets are adopted from shelter and rescue groups, but 2.4 million healthy and treatable pets still need our help to find a home each year. The Shelter Pet Project, a collaborative effort among The Humane Society of the United States, Maddie’s Fund®, and the Ad Council, are asking for your support.
Actress Bellamy Young, who plays First Lady Mellie Grant on ABC’s “Scandal,” in partnership with the Shelter Pet Project, stars in a new online video featuring her adopted dog Bean and adopted cat Sadie. The video helps break down misconceptions surrounding shelter pets and spreads the word that pets in shelters are wonderful and loveable.
In the video, Bellamy says, “Adoption is very near and dear to my heart” and encourages those who are thinking about pet adoption to take the next step and experience a “love unlike anything you’ve ever known.”
Millions of people are looking to acquire a pet within the next year. Why not find your furever love at your local shelter? Check out TheShelterPetProject.org, where they can “meet” shelter pets through an interactive experience, search for a dog or cat from a local shelter or rescue group, read adoption success stories, and learn valuable information about pet adoption.
Happy Valentine’s Day and happy adopting your furever love!