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Kristen Stewart's Mom Defends Owning Wolf Hybrids

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Kristen Stewart's mother, Jules Stewart, has been engaged in a battle with her neighbor, who accused her of owning wolves. Today, Stewart confirmed that her dogs are actually wolf hybrids.

Stewart filed a restraining order against her neighbor, Sue Bemi after an April 21 dispute, TMZ reported. According to Stewart's court filing, Bemi allegedly harassed her and the dogs. Bemi supposedly screamed at Stewart that the animals "belong in the mountains of Montana" instead of being kept as pets.

"I'm a very private person and try to remain that way, but, when someone threatens me, or my animals, on my own property—I will retaliate, which is what I did by obtaining a restraining order from the superior court," Stewart told Us Weekly today. She alleges that Bemi antagonized her dogs by regularly making “howling sounds, growls, chirps and other weird noises.”

Stewart says that the pets are wolf hybrids and not pure wolves, "The honest truth about the animals is, years ago I rescued a few wolf-hybrids, and they live on a large open piece of property filled with trees. These animals are perfectly legal in the state of California."

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Stewart's four wolf-hybrids are named Jack, Lily, Tommy and Lola. "They're not pets, they're more like companions," Stewart told Us, "They're loyal, they're big, they're completely socialized, they're licensed, they're legal for me to have them, and I love them!"

In a 2010 interview, Kristen held up a pic of one of the dogs on The Late Show With David Letterman.

"This is my pet, this is Jack,” she said, holding up a photo. “He looks kind of scary—he’s a wolf. They’re wolf dogs, they’re hybrids. It’s my mom’s deal. She’s awesome, she’s just a little funny."

When Letterman (after sputtering a bit) asked her where one goes to buy a wolf hybrid, Kristen said her mother had gotten them in Florida.