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Paris Hilton Ditches Some of Her Dogs

March 03, 2008 02:58:22 GMT

Paris Hilton has given away some of her dogs after being investigated by the Los Angeles Department of Animal Services for owning 17 dogs.


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Avoiding another trouble with the law, Paris Hilton acts smart this time. The hotel heiress has given away some of her pooch collections after being targeted by the Los Angeles Department of Animal Services for owning 17 dogs, which is considered illegal in Los Angeles that doesn't allow anyone but professional breeders to own more than three.

Paris put herself into trouble when she boasted in an interview on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" back on February 11 about owning 17 pets. The celebrity socialite told chat show host Ellen, "I have 17 dogs" adding that "They keep having babies, and I feel bad to give them away 'cause I feel like if I had a baby and someone gave it away, it'd be mean. So, I feel bad for my dogs."

The Los Angeles Department of Animal Services paid a visit to Paris' home on February 12 upon receiving a complaint from an animal rescue group about the star's dogs. The visit, nevertheless, resulted in nothing as Paris' home was under serious construction with nobody, including pets, was living there. The Los Angeles Department of Animal Services only left word with a maid and has yet issued any statement concerning the investigation.

On giving away some of her puppies, Paris said "I only have 10 dogs now. Some of my dogs had puppies, so I gave some of them away to people I really know and trust. I gave some to my stylist and to a few of my best friends, so now I'm down to 10."

Furthermore insisted that she does not keep all the 10 pooches at her Beverly Hills mansion, Paris claimed she had her parents, aunt, and other relatives dog-sit her pets when she is away on business. "I travel so much, it's hard to have them all with me all the time" so she said adding that "I have a zookeeper who watches over them."

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