Bellamy Young

Bellamy Young holding a dog
Bellamy Young supports Best Friends Animal Society.
By Best Friends Animal Society

An acclaimed actress, singer and Yale graduate, Bellamy Young is best known for her role as First Lady Mellie Grant on ABC's award-winning series "Scandal." She has also had longstanding roles on "Criminal Minds," "CSI: Miami," "Dirty Sexy Money" and "Scrubs." Bellamy is a proud parent to her dog, The Bean, and her cats, Sadie, Button and Max. She has been a long-time supporter of Best Friends and a lifelong lover of animals. She recently helped save a litter of kittens from Best Friends in Los Angeles by opening her heart and home to fostering.

When I first started to become aware of animal welfare issues, Best Friends was the first organization I found whose mission really spoke to my heart: Save Them All. And they were walking their talk with an even-then incredible sanctuary in Kanab, Utah. I made a point to drive there in 1996 while on a cross-country trip to L.A. for a job, and it was as magical as I dreamed it would be. I long for a time when everyone treats each other - and our animal friends - with the dignity, grace and mindfulness with which the folks at Best Friends greet each day. And I believe they truly can help us all achieve a no-kill country. I'm grateful for their leadership, and proud to be part of the Best Friends family. Join us by opening your heart - and hopefully even your home - to a love greater than words could describe. Because it really is true: You save them, and they save you right back.

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