Liza Minnelli’s Pet Terrier Deported From Sweden
Sweden today deported Lilly the terrier, the pet dog of Liza Minnelli.
Customs officials said they escorted the dog onto a plane to Paris after discovering that Minnelli had illegally brought it into Sweden. The singer now could face a hefty fine.
Swedish law requires that animals entering the country spend four months in quarantine.
Officials said that Minnelli entered Sweden by car and that customs officials failed to spot the dog. But Lilly’s presence in Minnelli’s Stockholm hotel suite was reported, and two officers were sent to investigate.
When they tried to take the dog away, Minnelli protested and threatened to cancel her appearance tonight with Sammy Davis Jr. and Frank Sinatra. As a compromise, customs officers spent the night outside the room making sure the dog did not leave its five-star accommodation.
Then it was driven to the airport and deported.