Scandal‘s own Bellamy Young has become the newest face of The Shelter Pet Project!
According to Look To The Stars, Bellamy, her rescued cat, Sadie, and rescued dog, Bean, are the stars of a new online video in the “Meet My Shelter Pet” series of the campaign, which encourages others to meet and adopt the great shelter pets that are out there!
“I am so honored to be a part of this campaign and to be able to share the joy that Bean and Sadie bring to my life,” Bellamy said. “I’m proud to encourage folks to explore the wonders of adopting a new furry family member, and I hope as many animals as possible find their forever homes with some help from this video. Shelter pets are the most loving, loyal companions imaginable, and we are lucky to share our lives with them. Just when you think you’re saving them, they save you right back.”
The Shelter Pet Project, housed under The Ad Council, The Humane Society of the United States, and Maddie’s Fund, has made a positive impact on others already, changing the perception that adopting shelter pets is a negative thing. “Bellamy shows us that it’s no scandal to adopt a shelter pet. We hope her story inspires animal lovers nationwide to adopt their next pet from a shelter or rescue,” said Betsy McFarland, vice president of The HSUS.
“The power of this campaign comes from real stories,” said Lisa Sherman, President and CEO of the Ad Council. “By getting adoptive families to share their positive, loving experiences with their shelter pets, we will encourage more people to visit their local shelter or rescue group and consider adopting. This video is a poignant extension of our long-term efforts.”
I’ll be honest. I was very wary of adopting or spending time a shelter animal in the past, as if they have been through too much to really be able to connect with new humans. However, shelter animals need and deserve love too! It’s so great to see Bellamy be a part of this campaign, and makes me rethink adopting one somewhere down the line as well.
You can view the video and learn more about this campaign at TheShelterPetProject.org!
Image via The Shelter Pet Project