Anna Faris & Chris Pratt’s adopted Chihuahua found abandoned, underweight


Ana Faris and Chris Pratt are not responsible pet owners by any stretch. In 2011, Chris gave away their 15 year-old cat through Twitter. It turned out that the cat wasn’t able to use the litter box any longer and since Ana was pregnant they were concerned about toxoplasmosis. Chris didn’t reveal this until after he got some well-deserved flack on Twitter. He eventually found a new home for the cat, who has likely since gone over the rainbow bridge, hopefully after spending their remaining years lounging on windowsills and getting their cheeks rubbed.

About four years ago Anna adopted a Chihuahua from an animal shelter called Kinder4Rescue. Ana and Chris’s son Jack, now four, was born in August of that year so it’s unclear if their adopted the dog before or after they had Jack. Regardless the dog suffered a similar fate to their cat – they gave him away, likely to some random person. Only Anna signed an agreement that she would turn the dog, Pete, back over to the shelter if they could no longer keep him. That didn’t happen and poor Pete was found wandering in the streets, starving. A vet ran his microchip and returned him to the shelter. Ana owes a fine of $5,000, as per the contract with the agency.

Anna Faris owes an animal shelter $5,000 for breaking a signed adoption agreement … according to the shelter, which says her Chihuahua was found homeless and in bad shape.

Kinder4Rescue owner Laurel Kinder tells TMZ … Faris signed a contract when she adopted the dog, named Pete, 4 years ago agreeing to pay the fine if she ever turned it over to a new owner. The rule was created so they could always keep track of where the animal ends up.

The North Hollywood shelter says it got a call Friday from a nearby vet saying someone had found Pete emaciated, wandering the street. When the vet ran his microchip, Kinder4Rescue and Faris’ names came up. Faris hasn’t answered the shelter’s calls.

We spoke to sources connected to Anna and Chris Pratt and they say the couple is out of state, but they’ve gotten wind that Pete was found, and intend to make arrangements for the dog to be brought home. We were also told they had found a “nice family home” for Pete.

It’s unclear if that new home was temporary or permanent.

As of now, Kinder is putting Anna on its do-not-adopt list. Anna will have to prove she’s been actively looking for Pete to get out of the fine. Kinder is also thinking of suing for breach of contract.

[From TMZ]

Looking at the photo of this poor dog makes my heart hurt! Read what Chris said about their cat back in 2011, he sounds heartless. Also, the statement from the source makes no sense to me. How are Anna and Chris going to bring the dog home now? I hope the shelter prevents this and makes sure the dog is well taken care of. Not only should Anna and Chris be on this shelter’s “do not adopt” list, no other shelter should let them get a pet either. They treat pets as disposable and not like the family members they should be. As of press time, Chris and Anna have not addressed this issue through their social media accounts.

Look they still have cats. This was from two years ago, after they gave away their elderly cat. It’s possible they’re at a B&B but other photos make it seem like their porch.

#RockingChairCutie #MorningPorch #CountryCats #MilkInSaucer I love the country so much.

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  1. Fran says:

    I liked them, but neglecting dogs and cats and leaving them on the street to starve takes them about a thousand notches down in my book. I love my dogs so much, I couldn’t imagine leaving them on the street to starve!

    • annaloo. says:

      Oh my goodness, me too. I cannot tell you how low my estimation of them has fallen. Shame!

      • ctgirl says:

        What kind of people do these things? Like you, I will never look at these two the same.

      • Marr says:

        This is shocking to me. Suffice to say I will no longer give any more of my money to any movie these two will ever make.

      • asd says:

        @ctgirl
        The kind who could fly to the Caribbean 10 times a year and go snorkelling or skydiving or whatever but instead prefer to go out and shoot animals for entertainment then stuff their dead bodies into their freezer. This is not surprising.

    • Suzy from Ontario says:

      I really thought they were better people than that. Horrible. That poor little pup and what it must have gone through!! And to give away an older cat so heartlessly. Really disappointing to read this. Changes my feelings about them both.

      • LoveIsBlynd says:

        I have a chihuahuah and he’s difficult- he was abandoned to the worst shelter when we got him- so he’s fearful as well as being a chi. Also he rarely pees outside, and it’s been more than a part time job for me to deal with. We love his hurt sad little soul, and we keep trying to train him it’s a slow road! That said- it makes me even more determined to keep him because he’s so vulnerable to abuse. It pains me to know two wealthy individuals with -far more resources than me- would harm vulnerable animals. Really really horrible :(

      • Janetdr says:

        Yes, this is horrible behavior.

    • Jellybean says:

      My husband and I had the drunken ….if we won the lottery …. conversation last week. One thing that we absolutely agreed on was that the first few years of our imaginary ‘stinking rich’ stage of life would need to accommodate our aging dogs. No luxury hotels for us, but if we bought a camper van they could come with us as we toured Europe. No way would we cause them the distress of leaving them behind and more exotic locations would have to wait. So no, I can’t imagine giving away a dog or not doing everything in my power to keep them safe or find them if they went missing.

      • Freckles says:

        Once you get to Europe you don’t need to keep them in a camper van. In England, about 50% of pubs and a lot of hotels let dogs in. In France, they’re allowed pretty much anywhere. We’ve taken our gorgeous pooches to a Michelin star restaurant. Dogs are family!!!

      • Doc says:

        My boyfriend and I took our dog on a road trip around Europe and Italy is amazingly dog-friendly, we couldn’t believe it. There are posters at petrol stations encouraging you to take your dog (or cat) with you so they don’t end up being abandoned or whatever the people who mix up living beings with stuffed toys do… We have a cat too, and a friend stayed over to look after her while we were away – she was so stressed because we weren’t there that her hair started falling off! :( We have to think twice now and plan things out better, so that the cat suffers much less too.

    • Emily says:

      I’m not even one of those people who are super crazy about my dogs, and I can’t imagine giving them away on twitter or just leaving them on the street.

    • Alicat1822 says:

      ITA! This is an issue that makes me so uncontrollably and possibly Irrationally angry. There is a special place in hell for those who mistreat amimals and children. I have other soapboxes, for sure, but this one “hurts my heart” big time. The fine should be much higher.

    • Sabrine says:

      Being irresponsible pet owners make them less than pond scum in my book. No one should allow them to adopt any more animals. Icky people.

    • Marianne says:

      Did she actually leave the dog on the street though? Or did they give away the dog to another person and THEY left the dog on the street? There’s a difference there.

      I still dont agree with them giving away their pets away willy nilly. If you’re not prepared to take care of a pet during its life, then you shouldnt be adopting pets.

      • Ellie says:

        They gave the dog away to another person who must have lost or abandoned him – BUT Anna signed a contract with the shelter saying that she would return him to them rather than giving him away to some random if she no longer wanted to keep him. Those contracts are designed to prevent exactly this from happening. I hope the fine sticks.

  2. Jenns says:

    These two are probably the type of the people who adopt animals, then get bored with them and then give them away.

    • Chef Grace says:

      Just wow. I never thought they would be the type of people who consider their fur kids to be disposable.
      Awful, awful couple. I hope their children do not grow up to be the same.
      My 4 cats are my children.

      • Annetommy says:

        I’m sorry, but children are children, and pets are pets. Both should be treated well and loved and cared for. But they are not interchangeable. Your pet is likely to die before you do. You are upset, you may or may not get another pet. God forbid anyone has their child die before they do.

    • lisa says:

      he already gave her elderly cat away to a stranger and then mocked the adopter on social media

      they are both jerks

  3. LinaLamont says:

    Well… they never were animal-lovers (an understatement…/sarcasm). Always thought Pratt was a POS. Had to assume the same of Faris, as she’s married to him.

    • original kay says:

      Yep. Mr Hunts-for-sport and his wife who laughs about it.

      No thanks. Also he’s a terrible actor so no great loss.

      • Nameless says:

        He’s a SPORT hunter? Gross. Nothing says “douche” more than a dude standing next to a dead elephant with a dumb “I killed this!” grin.

      • Jellybean says:

        Nameless, I do agree. I don’t have a problem with people who hunt or fish for food, but trophy hunters make me sick.

      • Joy says:

        My husband hunts small game, but it gets eaten by someone. Not everyone who hunts is trash, despite notions to the contrary. He would never kill an elephant or anything of that nature. Our non hunting dog just had his annual Christmas portrait done, and the hunting dog spends his days napping on my pillow.

      • mayamae says:

        Pratt is exactly the type of person to do this. He kills coyotes for fun, and described in delighted detail how landowners invite people onto their land to slaughter coyotes for entertainment.

    • sandy says:

      agree with you 100x

  4. Moonstone says:

    That poor dog 💔

  5. QQ says:

    As a mom to two rando babypuppies off the street this only renews my commitment to not really f*cking with either of them

    • Kitten says:

      Yep. Is anybody surprised that the guy who gave his incontinent cat way on Twitter and who shoots coyotes for shits and giggles doesn’t GAF about animals?

      • elle says:

        OMG… I didn’t know either of those things about him and already hated his smug doucheface. Now I know why.

      • pinetree13 says:

        I didn’t know that. That’s deplorable.

        These two were both so likable to me. Now I despise them. I can’t believe they would treat their pets so flippantly.

  6. tracking says:

    Never had strong feelings about them one way or the other. Now I do.

    • Miss V says:

      Same. F*ck them both. I adopted a dog and it didn’t workout… I was devastated. She was just too much for my family. My husband and I knew that she needed more than we could provide for her. She was a lab/border collie mix… she was just too active and we couldn’t keep up with her and our kids. We ended up finding her the perfect home! She now lives on a horse farm, with a wonderful family, and kids old enough to help with the dog! She’s so much better off. We just couldn’t hack it with her and three little ones (one being special needs). I spent a long time trying to find her somewhere she’d be truly happy… and did not have the kind of time or money that these people have at their disposal. I understand sometimes adopting an animal might not work out…it might not end up being the right decision for you or your family. But, do it right! This is a living, breathing, feeling animal. Have some f*cking respect!!! /end rant/

      • Sasha says:

        with respect you should have done your homework on breeds before adopting – that’s part of the whole taking a dog on thing….sometimes you get a really overactive dog from a usually calm breed but a Border Collie X err……

  7. Lindy79 says:

    As a new mum who got so many “oh you’ll have to get rid of your two cats now” comments, these two and people like them can go f*ck themselves. It works if you put in the effort.

    • Susannah says:

      Exactly, my sister used to joke that if the baby is allergic to the cats, she’ll have to find the baby a good home. Everything turned out fine she just kept the cats out of the baby’s bedroom.

  8. Loopy says:

    I must say its very interesting to see how other cultures absolutely love their pets,where I come from animals don’t get treated like ‘family’ usually they are guard dogs that are locked up and only get out during the night or they are strays. Most of the animal lovers I know here are from America and Europe, I actually have a South African colleague and when she told me her dog back home has medical insurance and goes to a doggy spa I was in disbelief.

    • Giddy says:

      My Lab doesn’t get to go to a spa. What he does get is unending love, belly scratches, bed privileges, and plenty of walks. Our favorite way to end the day is sitting on our front porch throwing his ball he so joyously retrieves. He is a very important member of our family and I simply adore him. I don’t understand people who treat animals poorly. It reflects so poorly on Anna and Chris to casually and heartlessly dispose of their pets. That poor little dog deserves so much better and I hope he is never returned to them.

    • Lipreng says:

      Where are you from Loopy?

    • Zeddy says:

      I have to agree. I grew up on a farm and dogs and cats weren’t to pamper, but to help herd, kill, or be mousers. It’s so weird!

      • lala says:

        They can be working animals and be well treated and well loved. I have a hobby farm (veggie farm) and my animals (Dogs and cats) are part of my family, even though they work too. It’s not an either/or.

    • pinetree13 says:

      Yeah many places do not treat dogs/cats like they do here. However, once you know better, you do better. For example, it used to be common to keep “outside dogs”. As in, have a dog but it was never allowed in the house. Now, through research, we know how psychologically damaging that is for an animal that is a pack-animal in it’s very genes to be kept outside away from any family (it’s pack). So nowadays I don’t know anyone who keeps an “outside dog” because people realize it’s cruel.

    • Lotta says:

      My dog has insurence. It costs me about 400 dollars a year and it’s worth every penny.

    • Annetommy says:

      There’s a happy medium I think. It is heartbreaking to see animals treated badly. But the animal as child mindset is too big a stretch.

  9. AJ says:

    Cats should not be fed milk either, btw.

    • embertine says:

      Yes, thanks for saying this. It alarms me that so many people still don’t know this.

    • profdanglais says:

      They can drink special cat milk. Cats are normally lactose intolerant, but the cat milk is lactose-free. My kittens love their milk.

      • Jensies says:

        @profdanglais I did not know they could have special milk and that’s awesome that you do that, but you know they don’t. They’re giving those cats real milk because they’re a-holes. They’ll probably give the cats up when they get sick from it. They’re the worst.

      • jerkface says:

        “I have nipples Greg. Can you milk me?” lol

      • AJ says:

        We are talking about two people who threw out their 15yo cat because they were lazy and dumped their dog with god knows who and it was just found freezing and starving on the side of the road.

        There is no fcking way that milk in the photo is special cat milk.

    • susiecue says:

      Lol couldn’t help thinking the same.

    • KB says:

      Ugh, this annoys me to no end. And Anna supposedly grew up with cats. She should know better or care enough to be better. Cats need water, just like every other living thing on earth!

    • Beckysuz says:

      I honestly did not know that cats couldn’t have milk. I only have dogs, but the neighbor’s sweet barn cats come to visit occasionally. We don’t usually give them anything but water, but I’m glad I know the milk thing just in case

  10. TheOriginalMia says:

    Disgusting behavior. Don’t get a pet if you’re not going to be committed to it. I can’t even imagine.

  11. burnsie says:

    I legitimately hate people who are careless towards animals. It’s why I’ve never liked Chris Pratt. And I think Anna gets waaayyyyy too much credit — she might not be as vocal about their pet decisions as Chris is, but she clearly goes along with them just fine. Why do they even keep adopting pets?? They’re clearly not animal people

  12. detritus says:

    Ok, so these two have been rubbing me the wrong way for awhile now. He seems smug and douchey. I generally like her, but this animal irresponsibility thing is obnoxious.

    His response to giving away the cat:
    “Bottom line, and not that this is any of your fucking business weirdos, but my wife and I want to start a family and we ABSOLUTELY CANNOT have an animal that shits all over the house. Sorry. If you are a parent you will understand. And if not, that probably explains why you have such a hard on for cats. Just sayin’.”

    • Nameless says:

      Ugh!! I should go read more about this but I don’t want to. My brother had his cat euthanized for shitting outside the box. Well, the box was always filthy. I’m guessing the Pratt-Faris household didn’t do much in the way if troubleshooting. Couldn’t the cat have been limited to a few rooms?

    • Who ARE These People? says:

      As a parent I understand that if I have a kid, it might shit all over the house, too.

      What kind of example are they for their child?

      They weren’t the only expectant parents concerned about toxoplasmosis. They are wealthy and probably live in a big multi-level house. They could have found a way to handle it without treating the cat that way. Now that their dog was found abandoned, we see that they just don’t care.

      • ncboudicca says:

        They have enough money they could start their own animal rescue or retirement home. People with abundant resources who can’t be bothered. Can’t stand either one of them anymore.

      • detritus says:

        It seems like they are just jettisoning the animals that are too needy. Which is a horrible message to kids.
        Yes toxoplasmosis is scary and dangerous for pregnant women, but you have enough money to have an on call maid. Or Chris could deal with it, you know, like regular families with pregnant moms and cats.

      • Robin says:

        The risk of acquiring toxoplasmosis is waaaaaay over-stated by physicians. Probably because they’re rightfully worried about being sued by idiots.

      • aenflex says:

        I had three cats when I was pregnant, all indoor. My husband is away a lot for work, and when I asked my doctor about changing the litter box she said just wear gloves and wash your hands. My son was raised from birth with a litter box in the laundry room and it was easy enough to keep him away from it.
        I do understand their distaste for having poo and pee all over the house, but it’s also pretty easy to keep the cat in its own area, or keep the baby in its own area. But only people that really love their animals would do this. Many, many people don’t form strong attachments to their pets. In fact, I think it’s possible that the majority of people aren’t ‘pet people’.

    • Kitten says:

      I have posted that douche comment a million times on these threads and everybody glossed over it because Pratt is “cute” or whatever. Maybe this incident will finally open people’s eyes up to how sh*tty this guy is.

      • detritus says:

        Like, I’m glad he got fit and became a movie star, but either the exposure or the fame has just made him worse.

      • Shutterbug99 says:

        It pisses me off that people gloss over this stuff just because they think he’s cute or whatever. He’s not cute at all, by the way. Nothing cute about the abuse and mistreatment of animals.

        Just wanted to add that I’ve pretty much hated this guy ever since I heard what he did to his cat. Add the hunting, and now this. Yeah. Not a very nice guy. I’ve boycotted his movies in the way that many other people on here have boycotted Tom Cruise at the box office.

      • Kitten says:

        Me too, Shutterbug and I also haven’t seen a single one of his movies since I read about the cat incident. Pets are a LIFETIME responsibility.
        This is a guy with plenty of money who could have EASILY accommodated a sick and ailing cat, he was just too selfish to care.

      • Insomniac says:

        Not me. I’ve never liked him or found him cute, and it’s entirely because of his attitude towards animals. I used to like Anna, but that’s waning now too.

    • Laurenlauren says:

      Totally agree! I used to like them, but knowing all this – nope.

    • Vesta says:

      I thought I liked Chris because I loved his character in Parks & Rec, but otherwise never really followed him enough to know all this. Ugh, they both seem awful now.

    • Christin says:

      Maybe his kid will someday post a similar explanation as to why aging Dad was carted off to a nursing home at the first opportunity. Just too much trouble, despite having the resources to consider other options.

    • hogtowngooner says:

      WOW what a horrible comment. He sounds like a self-righteous douche with no sense of responsibility. Jerk.

      When you agree to adopt a pet, you are responsible for it. I have a 10 year old cat and where I live, he lives. He’s part of my family. Period. It’s not always convenient and his vet bills get more expensive the older he gets, but that’s what I signed up for when I took him home.

      Plenty of people with a fraction of the financial resources these two have make bringing a child into a house with pets work. These two were just lazy and felt the cat was expendable – which is horrible.

      I’d bet the cat wasn’t using their litterbox because these two twits never bothered to empty it.

  13. Rhiley says:

    So sad. I love dogs more than anything and that little pup is looking at her with eyes that say,
    “I’m yours now. Please always have my back and I will have yours.” I wish they could be arrested for abuse and neglect.

  14. MrsBPitt says:

    UGH…just when I was starting to like them….at least Chris! I loved seeing him visiting sick children at the hospital and the sweet pictures of him and their son! However, I cannot abide people who do not love and take care of their pets!

  15. Talie says:

    They both collect dead bugs and that’s probably the closest they should get to pet ownership!

  16. oliphant says:

    brain dead pieces of sh*t, both of them.

  17. Shirleygail says:

    Awwww, Damn. I have always enjoyed these two, and I’m a HUGE Guardians of the Galaxy fan. (Grow, Groot!). I’m hoping there is substantial proof they looked for their dog (but then, when Tyler ran away, after I informed the vet, the SPCA etc, that was that. He was simply never heard from again….I always thought he’d find his way home…..never did). Maybe it was firecrackers and the dog took off. Let’s hope for the best here (tho I agree wholeheartedly we must plan for the worst; no new pets for these people till this story is cleared up). Hanging on to hope.

  18. Squiggisbig says:

    Awful.

    Also like…it takes next to no effort to AT LEAST contact the shelter they signed the adoption contract with. Kind of kills me though because I had a very difficult time getting my furbaby because I wanted a smaller rescue dog and because I didn’t already have a pet I didn’t have vet references which was a total non starter for a lot of private rescue organizations. What an asshole.

    • pinetree13 says:

      NO KIDDING! Not too mention they’re rich so they could have easily sent an ASSISTANT to do it if they couldn’t be arsed. Jerks.

  19. Leah says:

    Never cared about them before I now actively dislike them. Poor animals!

  20. ArmyBrat says:

    Assholes.

  21. Mona says:

    There was a blind a while ago that she has a big drug problem and he is desperate for her to get better. This doesn’t excuse their behaviour but perhaps explain in some way what’s going on.

  22. Shutterbug99 says:

    This makes me so mad.

    These two should be banned from ever owning animals.

    Chris Pratt is clearly not an animal lover. He hunts animals for fun and likes to boast about it. He disposes of his pets whenever he gets tired of them or they become too much work. He tried to give away an elderly cat on Twitter like it was all a big joke.

    Just look at this little dog – he is skin and bones. Starving. These people should be ashamed.

  23. Jess says:

    Ugh this is freaking awful! The cat story really bothers me, I see this all the time when women get pregnant or have newborns, they just give a cat away and it makes me sick. Toxoplasmosis is extremely rare and only if a pregnant woman comes in contact with the feces, what a bs reason! I’ve had Facebook friends say they just didn’t have time for their animals after a baby comes, I understand having a baby is exhausting and animals become that one more thing that needs your attention, but you owe it to them to take care of them no matter what!! That feeling of being annoyed by them passes, once you get settled into a new routine you find time for them again, and a bonus is you get to watch your child grow up with them! I feel rage in my stomach now, I hate people who do this, it’s so unbelievably selfish.

    Anna and Chris shouldn’t be allowed to adopt ever again, not after these two stories. They aren’t responsible enough.

    • Malificent says:

      Sorry — no hall-pass on your fur babies when you have a human baby. Unless an animal is violent and a threat to the child, there’s no excuse to not manage both.

      As a single woman with three cats, I was so worried I called my vet before I called my OB/GYN when I got pregnant. I live in Colorado, so my vet personally knows the world authority on toxoplasmosis, who is at the University here. According to him, pretty much the only way a human can get toxoplasmosis is if the cat is undercooked.

      Just to be on the safe side, I wore gloves and mask when I changed the litter box. And my infant son did just fine with his three kitty siblings. One of them is a Katrina foundling with PTSD who likes to mark our couch. Another cat was 16 years old with kidney problems, and needed fluids every other day.

      If I can manage three cats and a kid by myself (with Grandma a thousand miles way), a couple of rich people can hire all of the help that they want.

    • Ryllis says:

      We have a 6 year-old Labrador. My first child was born when she was nearly 2. I had so many well-meaning neighbours and other dog walkers offer to adopt our dog. Because looking after a child is challenging at best, especially if you have zero family close to you. It’s true, we struggled at first, but we persevered, moved house (with a huge garden and loads of woodland around, for our dog), and now have a second child who absolutely adores her furry sister. If we could do it, it is possible to not give up on your pet.

      Pratt family reminds me a bit of a fellow dog walker we knew. They gave away their Beagle because they were expecting. Their little girl was heartbroken. What was worse, her parents had promised her a new dog (Bernese Mountain dog no less!) once the baby was over a year old. Totally despicable, teaching their child it’s acceptable to do this to pets.

  24. Jayna says:

    That poor dog had been out on the streets a while. He was starving.

    So many things wrong with this. She ignored the adoption shelter’s repeated calls, which shows no concern for this dog even if she gave him away. The people she gave him away to, did they even put out flyers for the poor dog? It looks like he had been lost for a while by how skinny he is.

    She had tweeted yesterday before this broke. Then she went silent after this story came out. Not one tweet responding to any of this. No personal statement from her directly on this matter. which shows me they are idiots and irresponsible animal owners.

    People are going onto her last tweet and bashing her over Doggygate.

  25. Jess1632 says:

    Her show sucks (sorry janney) and she sucks! I’ve been looking into adopting a dog shortly and stories like these justify why people need to adopt more dogs from shelters. The abuse or shortcomings from losy owners upsets me so much! Poor dog

  26. boredblond says:

    This was actually hard for me to read. A pet is so dependent on you, you’re the only reality they know. The fact that there are people who toss them when they’re aging or ill and need you the most just breaks my heart.

    • MrsBPitt says:

      Agree with everything you just said! My pets look at me like I am their Momma! Just like kids, you need to nurture, and love your animals…

  27. Cool Character says:

    I don’t like pets and I don’t get how people consider them family.

    But seems Anna and Chris are completely irresponsible. And shouldn’t have pets.

    • Rihannaisqueen says:

      Really wow you are heartless

    • Lemon says:

      I really don’t like pets or animals either. But yeah it seems douchy to me to adopt a dog and not, ya know, take care of it.

      And Rihannaisqueen you need to chill out. Not everyone likes animals. As long as one isn’t abusing one, it isn’t an issue.

    • Robin says:

      You’re exactly right…not everyone likes animals, but those who claim to, like these two over-privileged, under-talented douchebags, need to take responsibility for them and treat them well. Rihannaisqueen’s comment is totally uncalled-for.

    • K2 says:

      There’s nothing heartless about not liking animals, any more than not liking kids. What’s heartless is having them and not caring for them properly.

      This couple are assholes. They have all the money in the world to arrange decent care, if they don’t want personal charge. And while they’re thinking of their child’s welfare, how about they consider the lesson in personal responsibility they are teaching? Their son is learning that a living, sensate creature is not their problem, even when it’s their responsibility. That’s an awful lesson to teach a child. So yes, they are bad parents too.

      Effwits. And I am not someone who is soppy about pets – I love my own, but I don’t see a lot moral in keeping carnivores alive via factory farmed meat from other, less doted on animals. I love my pets because they love us and enrich our lives, and having taken charge of their lives in this way, they need good food, decent insurance and sufficient stimulation and exercise. They repay that a thousand fold with affection, but even if they didn’t it would still be my job. I had a choice, and power, and they didn’t.

      They could have returned the dog to the shelter with a large donation and an apology. Not jettisoned it like a worn out couch.

  28. Fanny says:

    An elderly cat pooping all over the house when there’s a pregnant woman living there who is at very real risk for toxoplosmosis is a legitimate reason to find it a new home. Asking “who wants a cat?” on twitter was not the best idea though. And Chris could have given a thoughtful response and not been a jerk about it.

    But there’s really no excuse for what happened to their dog. I can’t really figure out a good reason why they wouldn’t bring the dog back to the shelter if they no longer wanted it.

    • elle says:

      Solution? Put the cat in its own area. I’m sure their house was big enough.

    • vanessa says:

      Yeah, just don’t touch cat waste if you’re pregnant. When I was pregnant my kittens were just babies and had not yet mastered the litter box. My doctor was not concerned at all as long as I wasn’t handling the waste/litter. It’s really not that difficult. These two are just lazy and heartless.

    • Jess says:

      No way, the cat was 15 years old and they abandoned it, pathetic and disgusting. A change in litter habits suggests a problem, either physical or psychological, they probably didn’t even take it to the vet to find out why. I can’t imagine having an animal for 15 years then giving it away when it’s near the end, that poor baby.

      • Christin says:

        For all we know, the cat may have been treated terribly (as in yelling, disciplinary attempts) that made the issue worse. He seems to have a short fuse and missing empathy chip.

    • Robin says:

      No, no it isn’t. Toxoplasmosis is only shed by an infected cat for about a week. After that there is no risk from its feces. Even if the cat IS shedding, it takes 24 hours for the toxo oocysts to sporulate, so if the feces are cleaned up daily, no real risk. Wearing gloves and a surgical mask, or even just washing hands thoroughly, reduces the risk to almost zero. And many people who’ve had cats for years are already immune to toxo.

    • lucy2 says:

      I think there are rare cases where re-homing is necessary, but the vast majority of them are people just being foolish or selfish. I don’t know the full details of their situation, but coupled with what happened to this poor dog, it’s pretty clear they are terrible pet owners.
      It’s especially sad when the rescue has a “return” policy, for lack of a better word, that assures the pet’s safety. All they had to do was bring him back – it would have been jerky, sure, but it was what they agreed to. Obviously whoever they gave the dog to didn’t properly care for him and let him run off. Poor thing, I hope he gets some good care and finds a happy home.

  29. greenmonster says:

    Just looking at this little dog makes me cry. I love my two cats (one of them is an old gentleman that might not have many years or months left) and I would never give them away. Whatever happens, I made the decision to take them in with me and they will stay until the end. F*ck everyone who gives a pet away. They love you, they trust you, they depend on you. So f*ck you.

    • Annetommy says:

      That’s far too sweeping. An unexpected health problem or disability may mean it’s not feasible to care for an animal. Elderly people who are becoming senile may not be able to. Severe depression may make it impossible. The responsible thing there is to find the animal a new home, not to keep it when you aren’t able to cope.

      • greenmonster says:

        I get what you are saying, but FFS. I know I made generalizing statement, but I thought it was clear that in this context it was more related to people who can afford an animal, are not disabled or depressed or anything.

      • Annetommy says:

        You have clarified the generalisation now, thank you.

  30. Lambda says:

    These two white trash have issues.

    No number of gaudy metal crosses erected in the desert and no amount of Jesus talk can make up for the suffering of starving little dog.

  31. Frances says:

    No, no. Also they are fairly conservative and I know I should be open minded but he and his traditional family Christianity preaching has always rubbed me the wrong way, and has lessened my enjoyment of everything from Parks and Rec reruns to Guardians of the Galaxy. Annoying couple.

  32. Tatdaisy says:

    Suddenly I kind of want this twatwaffle to star in something with Tom Hardy…

  33. colleen says:

    This really knocks them off my “likeable” list and pisses me off. I’ve never understood the attitude that some lives are “just animals.” In my family, adopting a pet is similar to adopting a child; and you wouldn’t just give up your adopted child, would you? (Well, some asshats do.)

    My daughter nearly hit a baby doodle 2 weeks ago that ran out in front of her car where she was house sitting. When she got out and got him she saw that he was raw with wounds and emaciated. She walked up and down the street and finally found a woman who claimed she’d never seen him before, while the daughter’s little girl came to the door and cried and cried, saying that was her puppy and she’d been looking for him. The lady slammed the door in my daughter’s face. The next-door neighbor to that women affirmed that yes, it was indeed that woman’s dog.

    My daughter took him to the vet where he got rabies vac, wormed and antibiotics for his wounds. The receptionist at the vet recognized him right away and knew exactly which street he came from and who his owner was. It was that nasty horrid woman. I wish there was some registry of Sh!tty pet owners and that they could also be made to pay fines for neglect. In the end, a friend knew a loving couple who lived on a farm and had a doodle but was looking for another one to keep him company, so it worked out. But the shelters are just overflowing with beautiful unwanted dogs and cats. I wish I had the means to adopt them all.

  34. poppy says:

    BOOOOOOO!
    ANIMAL DUMPERS.
    this isn’t even a one-off for them either.
    doesn’t say much about their parenting skills -poor kid.

    these 2 POS a$$hats are on the list.
    permanently.

  35. Littlestar says:

    Wow horrific. With their kind of money they should be able to pay for accommodations and caretakers for their animals instead of abandoning them. Shame.

  36. HeyThere! says:

    I have a five year old dog and a one year old baby(human, lol). Never once did I pay attention to all the people that said id have to pick my baby or my dog. Our princess is a little spoiled but she’s the best dog ever. She loves this baby like its her own! We were very limiting of baby doggie access at first but as baby became less fragile, more access was granted. They are absolute best friends. It’s the greatest thing to see. I can’t imagine our home with our baby or our doggie!!! People are amazed because our dog is of ‘a vicious breed.’ *rolls eyes*, but is so amazing and gentle with kids and babies.

  37. Amanda says:

    I’ve gotten into so many fights with my parents about me getting rid of my cat because I’m pregnant. She’s fifteen and a bitch to strangers, no one that I trust would ever take her and she’s family.

  38. SusanneToo says:

    WTF!!! They go on my sh1tlist right under donald trump. Disgusting behavior. For the last 35 years my mission has been to give a home to dogs in need. I currently have twelve litlle guys and girls and cannot imagine treating them so cruelly. I’ll go hungry before they do. Farris and Pratt are now on my never watch again list. Thanks for exposing them.

  39. Brandi says:

    Isn’t this the same guy who built a giant cross?? Nice.

    My in-laws had a little dog that DID shit all over the house (for whatever reason). When we had babies and obviously didn’t want them to get in that on visits they kept him out of living room. And they are not rich with a huge house. I am sure Chris and Anna had enough house to separate cat and baby if needed.

    And if you absolutely must rehome a pet finding a random person on Twitter seems a lazy way to do it.

  40. Sou says:

    This is so weird. One of them should comment on this and give explanation. They will still be asked about it in interviews. So they should just be done with it.

    Like who they gave dog to. Maybe dog escaped from new owner and got lost. It’s technically not their fault if they gave it to friend and then dog got lost. Dogs do get lost all the time. Maybe they forgot or didn’t payed attention to “small letters” that say you can not give dog to someone.

    So weird. Out of nowhere.

    • Tanakasan says:

      It’s not small letter. Animal rescues and shelters have always made it VERY clear to return the dog rather than re-home it yourself. They put time and effort into finding good homes for animals and don’t want even well-meaning people to give pets away without being thoroughly checked out.

  41. nicegirl says:

    That is bad behavior. Hope their son learns to care for pets from someone who actually cares for animals.

  42. Spike says:

    I’m glad the organization published this. I wouldn’t allow them to adopt a cricket. I hope I misunderstood that Kinder4Rescue is going to allow them to take the pup back. Especially if they made claims about finding a good home. Nope.

    I have heard multiple times that Pratt is a devout Christian. So how does he square that with the Bible? I’m listing citations for brevity – Proverbs 12:10, Job 12:7, Psalm 50:10-11, Deuteronomy 22:1, Isaiah 40:11, Ezekiel 34:11, Exodus 23:4, Matthew 6:26-30 Matthew 10:29.

    From my childhood I was instructed that good works is integral to my faith (Ephesians 2:10). I’m not a Biblical scholar. My mother and uncle demonstrated this everyday, as well as other people of many faiths. It goes hand in hand with – actions speak louder than words. Pratt — if you’re going to talk the talk, you need to walk the walk. 1 Corinthians 13 Love is patient and KIND. Their actions towards animals show that he is just a clang cymbal.

  43. paddyjr says:

    There really is no excuse for this. If they didn’t want the elderly cat or were concerned with Anna’s health, they could have taken her to a shelter, found a good home, or put the cat in its own area. If they no longer wanted the dog, they could have called the shelter. If the dog ran away or got lost, they could have called the shelter and then the shelter could have been aware of the situation. That;s all they had to do: make a phone call.

  44. Robin says:

    Well, they’ve really pissed off the animal lovers now, so some well-deserved karma is coming their way.

  45. Dani says:

    Veterinarian here — unless the cat is actively shedding toxoplasmosis eggs (which is typically only a 1-3 week period), the likelihood of transmitting to people is basically zero. So re: her old cat -who is kept strictly indoors, didn’t interact with feral outdoor cats, didn’t eat raw meat and had no introductions with new animals – saying that she was worried about toxo is basically unfounded. I suspect her cat had urinary or fecal incontinence due to severe illness and needed medical treatment, not to be dumped somewhere else. Shame on these two. I can understand needing to rehome a pet if they attack another pet in the house and there are safety dynamics at stake, but convenience rehoming (pet is sick, our new place doesn’t allow pets etc) is so depressing. Poor old kitty and poor little chihuahua.

  46. Izzy says:

    These two should never be allowed to own a pet again, period.

  47. gene123 says:

    I am confused by this story. Did they gave the dog away a couple years ago and it escaped its new home or did they just open the door and let it go into the streets?

  48. Beer&Crumpets says:

    Well shit, now I sort of hate them both. I never wanted it to be this way!

    And, you know,you don’t have to luuuurve animals to still have some compassion for them. I’m not wild about human babies but I do understand that they are helpless and entirely dependent upon the adults in their lives to care for them. Pets are the same way. What, are they just gonna order in if they get hungry or thirsty? Are they gonna call a cab to take them to the vet when they’re sick? Like animals or don’t like them, but if you’re gonna have one then understand you have the moral obligation to care for it. If you dpnt, that makes you a piece of shit. Period.

  49. Greentea says:

    He’s pro-hunting. They might look like nice people but people who treat animals like this usually aren’t.

  50. Scootypuffjr says:

    I grew up in the country, and people dumped dogs out near our house all the time. It was heartbreaking. I adopted a dog a few years ago that had been in a puppy mill and had been abused. Before I brought him home, someone else had taken him home, kept him two days, and brought him back because he wasn’t “fun enough”. Are you kidding me?! I happily took him on, knowing he needed some special care. I couldn’t ask for a more amazing pooch. I really can’t understand how some people can treat animals so badly.

  51. Eda says:

    Long-time Celebitchy reader and massive animal enthusiast here (I have two senior feline companions that chose me after Hurricane Katrina. I love this intelligent and well-spoken group of ladies (and gents). I felt the need to post for the first time ever, in years, because this is dispicable. There’s is a special hatred in my heart for people that “re-home” senior pets. After dating a shelter veterinarian, I learned quickly that these animals (really, all shelter animals) experience TREMENDOUS stress when they are put up for adoption. Often, they get ill because of it. Their age makes them pretty much unadoptable. It’s so fucking sad. For people of their status to do at is unthinkable. Also, as multiple people have stated, if your cat suddenly starts eliminating inappropriately, there is a REASON (it’s not just because it’s old) and it needs to be investigated. These asshats probably didn’t bother to keep the cat’s litter box clean, feed it high quality food, offer plenty of water (cats are finicky drinkers) and bring it for regular health visits. It is never acceptable to abandon an animal, ever. Full stop. As for that precious dog, I hope that fee and that post on TMZ mark the start of the bad publicity and bad luck they receive for being inhumane assholes. Caring for a pet is a permanent decision- it lasts the life of the animal. They are disgusting.

  52. Voldielocks says:

    Ugh… how heartbreaking. Poor puppy. And I just can’t get over that effing comment he made about his cat. I love my sweet kitty & it blows my mind (though I guess it shouldn’t) that people an be so callous.

  53. OTHER RENEE says:

    There are no words to adequately describe how furious this makes me. FURIOUS. 😡 I’ve adopted special needs and rescued pets so animals mean the world to me.

  54. jinglebellsmell says:

    I’ve worked in rescue for almost 10 years. They are both officially on my crap list.

  55. ol cranky says:

    I run an animal rescue. Pratt & Faris will not get the dog back; Kinder will take custody of the dog and, when it’s fully recovered from its ordeal, they will adopt it to another family. Pratt & Faris has no legal right to the dog. It is likely that, despite being celebrities, they will not be placed on the do not adopt lists at any reputable shelter/rescue as repeat offenders. The only impetus for any shelter/rescue to adopt to them would be to help get some publicity for them but that would be quite the double-edged sword as this is now public knowledge and adopting to this family would undermine the credibility of a rescue group.

  56. Jennifer Jones says:

    How a person treats their pets says a lot about them.

  57. Isa says:

    Pratt just lost a fan. What a horrible story. Ugh. Wretched behavior.

  58. Aila says:

    I’ve always been more of an Anna Faris fan than a Pratt fan, but now I am a fan of neither. They deserve all the shame.

    A (mostly former) friend of mine dumped her family dog on another friend because they were moving to Florida. No other reason. They were moving and the dog suddenly became a burden. She showed up at my friend’s door out of the blue with the dog while her husband waited in the packed car with their two crying children. Luckily my friend who took the dog already adored him and was happy to take him in.

    It seemed so cruel of her to abandon a family member at the time. Her poor kids were obviously devastated. Now I’m just grateful she bothered to find someone responsible to take him. He could’ve ended up on the street. At any rate, I still can’t look at her the same way.

    • Marianne says:

      wow…they didnt even call ahead of time and ask? What if your friend had said no, what would they have done then?

  59. Cinderella says:

    When people rid themselves of pets in the manner these two did, it tells you EVERYTHING you need to know about them. They are fakes. And I don’t think their marriage is all Happy Land, either.

  60. Kid Kodette says:

    Never understood hype with him/them? They seems so fake and now we all know what kind of person they are. Yeah, the couple that mistreats and have absolutely no respect for animals.

    It makes me so angry! Poor elderly cat and Pete…I hope he is okay and will find a loving home.

    It’s confirmed; I am not going to see Passengers or support anything related to these idiots.

  61. Zooyork says:

    I agree with Chris regarding the cat and toxoplasmosis. Why would any one want to risk exposing their unborn child to toxoplasmosis? A fetus contracting toxoplasmosis is a far worse tragedy than giving a cat away to a different owner.

  62. Bethy says:

    I adopted a cat many years ago from a rescue that had the same policy as Kinder. I had him for three years. When a friend dropped off an elderly dog and said, “it would only be staying for week” because her landlord didn’t allow pets and she had to “hide” him somewhere…well, you know how that went. She never came back for the dog, so I kept him.

    Unfortunately, my cat who was about 4 years old at the time did not adjust well to a dog in the house. He started pooping outside the box. I added litter boxes, contained him to one room (whenever he was out, he’d poop on the floor and I rented). My vet even put him on anxiety meds and Prozax to try and help. NOTHING worked. I tried for a year and spent thousands, even having a behaviourlist come in. In the end, it was rehome the elderly dog who already been abandoned, or take my cat back to the rescue. It was one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever made, but I did it. However, it was like Sophie’s choice.

    However, giving away an elderly cat on Twitter? Those two are as*holes. I suffer from doubts to this day if I could have done something different and these two yahoo’s havent released a statement?

  63. Mewsie says:

    Pratt is a nightmare :( and Anna Faris is ambitiously trying to emulate him. They should never be allowed near animals again.

    My question is how come Chris Evans can be friends with these people? He loves his dog like it’s his own child.

  64. Bee says:

    Losers. Karma is looking up their address for future reference.

  65. sauvage says:

    How could you give away a being you’ve lived with for fifteen years? How could you not care about making sure your pet’s new owner is loving and responsible?

    *strokes cat lying on her desk*
    *reaches under the desk to stroke dog lying on his cushion*

    I agree with everybody’s outrage, and I join the chorus of people who are over Chris Pratt and Anna Faris as humans.

  66. Suzie says:

    Nothing surprises me any more. Men are a lost cause.

  67. Doc says:

    A**holes!

  68. EMAu says:

    People who treat animals like this are unfit parents.

  69. CarmenCarmen says:

    I don’t know why anyone is surprised. Chris Pratt gave an interview where he said that he enjoys killing coyotes. And of course is an avid trophy hunter.

    This guy is missing some essential part and it seems like his wife is a similar type of human.

  70. Deborah says:

    I will never see another movie of either until this has been explained to my satisfaction. (Not that this will affect any of their box office appeal.) But I’m extremely true to what I believe.

    Who are their reps? I’d like to email them. I know they’ll think we’re all crazies but this will affect their fan base.

  71. serena says:

    I just don’t understand how you could give away your 15years old cat.. and now Pete too? Poor animals, I hope they won’t take any new ones, they don’t deserve it. Also, I’m sure they’re not ashamed of theirselves but don’t want the backlash and that’s why they’re staying silent.