If you read the New York Post then you have probably already heard about Paris Hilton's alleged treatment of her animals. From Page Six:
February 16, 2008 -- THE Los Angeles Dept. of Animal Services is finally
paying attention to the plight of pets who have the misfortune to be purchased
The celebutard brought the authorities down on herself when she
appeared Wednesday on Ellen DeGeneres' TV show and confessed she had 17 dogs.
The ex-con obviously didn't know it's illegal in LA to own more than three dogs
unless you're a licensed breeder.
The animal control squad paid a visit the
next day to Hilton's house in Beverly Hills, Page Six has confirmed. But when
they arrived, they found the house vacant and undergoing renovations. All the
dogs, cats, birds, ferrets and even a monkey had been placed with "handlers at a
ranch" - possibly permanently, said SPCA spokesman Jeff Blodgett, who added that
they gave Hilton a card, asking her to get in touch. (Paris has a history of
de-acquisitioning her pets).
Earlier this week, the Kris Kelly Foundation
repo'ed a cat they let Hilton adopt last year because she never returned to pick
up the feline after she had been spayed.
Hilton was also accused of neglect
in a thinly veiled blind item this week. Ted Casablanca reported on Eonline.com
about a woman who, "upon leaving her house, often locks these pups in one of her
many closets, supposedly to prevent them from making messies."
the woman "would be gone for hours, days, weeks . . . The animal's existence
would simply slip from her mind! Oh, doesn't that happen to everybody? While
cleaning the house, [her] staff have - reportedly more than once - opened a
closet to discover a tiny, dead dog."
Two years ago, Hilton's pet Kinkajou,
Baby Luv, bit the heiress, and her first chihuahua, Tinkerbell, now lives with
her mother, Kathy.
Last year, Shelby Segall, whose yard borders Hilton's,
told Page Six: "She treats her animals horribly. They are always getting out and
running around the neighborhood.
"She had a little orange kitty about a year
ago that kept getting out and we kept telling her it was outside. She didn't
seem like she cared, and then one day the cat got run over in the middle of the
street and died."
Another neighbor said, "I found two little chihuahuas of
hers running up and down the street with cars and people going up and down. I
put them in my bathroom and called Paris. Her assistant answered and said, 'You
can't drop them off! Miss Hilton isn't home!' She took three hours to come get