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Jane Velez-Mitchell Adopts Kennedy

By Jasmin Singer — July 21, 2010

When I was at Adoptapalooza — a massive dog and cat adoption event sponsored by The Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals — I met Kennedy. Kennedy was a chihuahua that immediately grabbed my heart. Maybe it was his little tongue that flopped out the side of his mouth. Maybe it was that his fur was a little bit longer and scruffier than that of other chihuahuas I’ve met. Maybe it was that, even at just 7 pounds, Kennedy obviously was convinced that he was enormous. Whatever the reason, I just knew he needed to be adopted. And I thought of just the perfect human.

A month later, Jane Velez-Mitchell adopted little Kennedy, and their family (which is also comprised of two other rescued dogs, and a very vibrant 94-year-old lifelong vegetarian mom) was complete. Jane, of course, is a longtime vegan and animal rights activist. I documented the adoption for the Mayor’s Alliance:






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  1. July 21, 2010 at 11:38 am

    Wonderful video. :D Jane Velez-Mitchell is so amazingly awesome...and you can't beat Kennedy's ridiculous tongue!! (Is her mom SERIOUSLY 94?? She looks at least 15 or 20 years younger in this.)

  2. Ryanne Lynch
    July 29, 2011 at 12:18 am

    This is the cuteset video!!! I recently adopted a little maltese from a friend who had to leave on goverment orders to DC. "Bella" did not have anyone to take care of her or anywhere to go so she was gunna be given away. I decided that would not happen :) because she is so tiny, sweet, amazing, smart, lovable and was taken to me so she is now living with me and my family and is so happy and loved. Its people like you Jane who inspire others and that give hope to animals. Thank you for your perservence on life and animals. Kennedy is darling have fun :) Ryanne



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