Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Doggy love

UPDATE: Assholes. Total assholes.

LOS ANGELES — The owners of the doggy rescue agency that snatched back the pup that Ellen DeGeneres gave away say they are not going to bow to death threats and overwhelming pressure from the talk show host and her fans, and they will not return the dog to DeGeneres' hairdresser.
"It's never gonna happen," attorney Keith A. Fink, who is representing the owners of the Mutts and Moms agency, told FOXNews.com. "There is more of a chance that the Yankees are going to win the World Series this year."
Mutts and Moms dismissed DeGeneres' tearful plea on her talk show Tuesday, maintaining that DeGeneres violated her contract by not informing them that she was giving away the dog, a Brussels Griffon terrier mix named Iggy.
"They are not going to be bullied by the Ellen DeGeneres camp," Fink said. "It's Hollywood culture — she thinks she's above the contract and the law."

I like Ellen DeGeneres - she's funny without being sleazy and she doesn't shove her beliefs down our throats - in fact I have no idea what she believes about anything, which is just how it should be. She's in the news now because of some heavy handed tactics by an animal shelter called Moms and Mutts. Ellen adopted a dog, found that the dog and her cats did not get along so she found a home for the dog with her hairdresser and her two kids. When the shelter found out they took the dog back from the home and refused to return it. Says that Ellen signed a contract stating that if she could not keep the dog she would only give it back to the shelter. Ah, correct me if I'm wrong but isn't the goal of the shelter to find a loving home for the dog? I'm assuming this but Ellen seems like a responsible, caring person that would not leave a dog in a home that is unfit. I've had a few dealings with these types of shelters and this action does not surprise me. Yes, there are worse things going on in the world, war, kids being abused, and liberals but come on - animals should be loved and this one was - so why take it away? Just plain old meanness.

"I guess I signed a piece of paper that says if I can't keep Iggy, it goes back to the rescue organization, which is not someones home, which is not a family," she said, according to a transcript of the show. "I thought I did a good thing. I tried to find a loving home for the dog because I couldn't keep it." DeGeneres also says that her hairdresser's daughters, ages 11 and 12, had bonded with the dog and were heartbroken when he was taken away. "Because I did it wrong, those people went and took that dog out of their home, and took it away from those kids," says DeGeneres, sobbing.



sis said...

Yeah but the place will probably charge a new "adoption fee" to the family if/when they give it back. So they can make more $$$. A co-worker of mine wanted to adopt a dog and they wouldn't let her b/c she worked full time. They said the dog would suffer from "seperation anxiety" WTF??

Christy said...

Can we say Money hungry, attention hungry jerks????

Violence Worker said...

They did, in fact, re-adopt the pet, but to a different party altogether.

I'd say money hungry is about right.


Kelly said...

In the grand scheme of life this is pretty minor - but people lose it over animals - even more than with people. In an interview the one shelter owner came off as a major tight-assed bitch but what do I know...