L.A. Shelter Fines Anna Faris, Claiming Her Adopted Dog Was Found Starving In Streets
Anna Faris has reportedly been fined $5,000 by Kinder4Rescue, an animal shelter and clinic in North Hollywood, after her dog was allegedly found wandering around in the street.
According to TMZ, Farris had adopted a chihuahua named Pete from the shelter four years ago. Part of the agreement was that she would pay a fine if she ever gave Pete to anyone else. This is not entirely uncommon among shelters, who take steps to make sure pet parents are committed to the animals they're rescuing. For example, to rescue from Kinder4Rescuer, you must first fill out an extensive application form, not unlike forms at similar agencies.
Kinder4Rescue claims that little Pete was recently found alone and malnourished, walking around in the streets. Pete was taken to a vet who scanned his microchip, which linked back to Kinder4Rescue and Faris.
TMZ reports that their sources say Faris and her husband, actor Chris Pratt, are not in California at the moment, but have found a home for Pete. But in order to get out of the fine, Faris will have to prove that she was looking for him while he was lost.
In 2011, Chris Pratt apparently got a series of online threats after attempting to give away Faris' cat, according to US Magazine. The couple's reasoning was that they wanted to start a family, and felt they could not do so with a cat in the home.
Pratt wrote on his website at the time:
To those of you somehow hung up on the notion that I kicked the walker out from underneath our cat and threw her into the streets, first of all, cats don't use walkers, so that's a ridiculous notion. Secondly, I found my aging cat a goddamn loving home! Ease up with the death threats for Heaven's sake!
Apparently, they had never seen Cat's Eye, in which a cat is the only thing that saves child Drew Barrymore from a tiny troll.
We have reached out to Kinder4Rescue and will update this post if we hear back.