Celebrity pets: Mistreated or made in the shade?
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Ellen DeGeneres( Reed Saxon / AP )
By Los Angeles Times Staff Writers
Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres pledged allegiance to her cats and lost her dog Iggy on a technicality, or so she told her TV audience on Oct. 15.
DeGeneres said she gave the dog to her hairdresser after it didnt mix well with her cats, a no-no in the eyes of the rescue agency from which DeGeneres got the pup.
"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 in a show transcript provided to the Associated Press.
DeGeneres is pleading for the dog to be returned to her hairdresser, who she writes in an Oct. 16 Internet post has two young girls already in love with Iggy.
Will DeGeneres mistake be forgiven? Will Iggy be sent back to the hairdresser's home, where it lived for two weeks? Or will this celebrity pet be forced to find new owners?
As we wait for the story to unfold, we look back on some notable celeb-pet relationships.