Ellen DeGeneres Breaks Down On Her Show (Video): [ send to a friend ]
Ellen DeGeneres tried to do a good deed by adopting a puppy from a pet rescue agency. The puppy didn't get along with her cats even after training, so she found it another home with her hairdresser.
However, when the agency found out, they sent a representative to the hairdresser's home and took the dog away.
DeGeneres went public about the situation involving Iggy on her show and broke down in tears. She made a passionate plea to the agency to give the dog back to the family.
"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 someone's home, which is not a family," she said. "I thought I did a good thing. I tried to find a loving home for the dog because I couldn't keep it."
She said her hairdresser's daughters, ages 11 and 12, had bonded with Iggy and were heartbroken when the dog 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," a sobbing DeGeneres said.
"I feel totally responsible for it and I'm so sorry. I'm begging them to give that dog back to that family," she said. "It's not their fault. It's my fault. I shouldn't have given the dog away. Just please give the dog back to those little girls."
Let's hope the family gets the dog back. Having it live in an animal shelter when a family wants to care for it just doesn't make much sense.