Ellen Breaks Down Over Botched Dog Adoption

Things going 'so terribly wrong,' sobs comedian
By Colleen Barry,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 17, 2007 3:17 AM CDT
Ellen Breaks Down Over Botched Dog Adoption
Ellen DeGeneres cries on her TV show and begs for a dog she adopted to be returned to the family she gave it to.   (screengrab)

(Newser) – Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres broke down in tears on her program yesterday as she described a doggie adoption flub.  She and her partner adopted a pup named Iggy from an agency, but when the dog didn't get along with the couple's cats, Ellen gave it to her hairdresser. That violated her adoption agreement, and the agency repo'ed Iggy from the home.

The hairdresser has tween daughters who had bonded with the dog, and DeGeneres begged the agency to return the pet. "Things are going so terribly wrong," she sobbed. "I signed a piece of paper that says if I can't keep Iggy, it goes back." A spokesman for the  agency, which reported receiving death threats after the program, said the dog and new family were not a good fit. (Read more Ellen DeGeneres stories.)

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