Animal Shelter Asks For $5,000 From Anna Faris For Malnourished Dog
According to TMZ, Faris adopted a Chihuahua four years ago and he was recently found wandering the streets, emaciated. The shelter was contacted after the dog’s microchip was tracked, and the animal adoption center claims Faris violated a contract she signed when she adopted Pete that stated she would let the shelter know if she ever handed the pup over to a new owner.
Sources connected to Faris told TMZ the actress and her actor husband, Chris Pratt, found a new home for Pete. It was not immediately clear if that arrangement was temporary or permanent.
The adoption center, Kinder4Rescue, told TMZ Faris will have to prove the dog was lost and she was working to find him if she wants to avoid the fine.
Anna Faris and Chris Pratt might be in big trouble for the way they treated their adopted pooch.
Anna Faris and Chris Pratt have found themselves in some trouble after a Chihuahua they adopted was found homeless and malnourished on the streets.
TMZ reported the two could face up to a $5,000 fine, not for animal cruelty, but because they broke their adoption agreement and didn’t alert the animal shelter, Kinder4Rescue, that they had found a new home for the pup named Pete.
Kinder4Rescue owner Laurel Kinder said she became aware of the situation with Pete after a vet called to say that it had found the dog on the streets. The microchip implanted in him indicated Faris as the owner, but sources close to Faris and Pratt said the couple had found a “nice family home” for Pete.
Though Faris and Pratt are currently out of town, TMZ’s sources said the two have heard what happened to Pete and plan to bring him home upon their return.
It’s unclear as of now if the new home they found for Pete was permanent or temporary while the couple was out of town, but it sounds permanent since the contract stipulates that if they re-homed Pete the shelter needed to be alerted.
It’s also unclear if Faris and Pratt are planning on taking Pete back into their home or if this family made an honest mistake and lost their pet.
Either way, internet users who heard about Pete’s tale were unimpressed with Faris and Pratt’s behavior.