Help Ellen DeGeneres free Iggy!

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On September 20th 2007 Ellen DeGeneres adopted a puppy Iggy (a Brussels Griffon mix) After spending around $3000 on Iggy and spending money on a dog trainer so he would be able to get along with her other animals, Ellen realized that Iggy was too much energy and was too rambunctious. Instead of giving Iggy back to the shelter (Mutts&Moms) she decided to give Iggy to her hairdresser whom she sees every single day! She didn't think she was doing anything wrong and was giving Iggy a good home with two little girls who fell in love with him. On Sunday October 14th 2007) the shelter called Ellen to see how Iggy was doing. She didn't lie and told the truth about the situation. The agency became upset and told Ellen that if she didn't hand the dog over to them that they would call the media and get the cops involved. The shelter eventually went to the home of the two little girls and basically ripped the dog out of their arms and took them away leaving the girls in tears. On Tuesday October 16th 2007, Ellen made a tearful plea on her show begging the shelter to give Iggy back, that it was her fault and not the little girls.

Iggy belongs with these little girls and not in stuck in a shelter. We all know Ellen and know that she would never give Iggy or any other animal to a bad home. She loves animals and she is heartbroken that this happened. Please sign the petition asking Mutts&Moms to give Iggy back to the family where he belongs.

Thank you so much!

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  • Sarah H
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    • Give the little girl her doggy back!
  • Ruth
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    • Isn't the whole mission of the agency that the animals get a good home? kind of hypocritical if you ask me. And if you run on donations, don't bite the hand that feeds you!
  • Janette N
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    • it doesn't hurt to bend the rules a little for the greater good
  • alauna s
  • kari
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    • Please give the dog back to these girls, there are so many homeless dogs out there, so give this one a chance at a great home!!!! If you don't shame on you......
  • Denise M
  • Holly L
  • Kimberly T
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    • I realize this was probably not approached in the best way, but please evaluate the home Ellen tried to give Iggy to, and if you deem it appropriate, please allow them to keep Iggy, as it is in his best interest.
  • Christine P
  • amie s
  • Hester R
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    • this poor dog is going to be so confused! after he has felt the love of a family home, he is sent back to a shelter/rescue center.
  • Patti K
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    • Free the little guy and give him a good home
  • vicki s
  • Kimmie
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    • Please free Iggy...this is awful what you have done! That family deserves a little respect! You shouldn't even have a rescue license if you don't have it in your heart to find a way to work around that agreement! Shame on you!
  • Reenie B
  • Jeffrey B V
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    • It seems as if Ellen did the responsible thing. Now you should too. Allow hte new family to be vetted, and as long as they meet the requirements they should be allowed to keep Iggy. The disruption cannot be good for Iggy, and I see no reason why Iggy nor the family be punished for Ellen's mistake. This will hurt your adoptions, when had you handled it in a considerate manner, Ellen probably would have been your best advocate. Ellen made a mistake, but no harm came to Iggy, until you took it away from a loving home. As a proud parent of three dogs and a cat, do what is right and allow Iggy to be returned to a home where he felt loved.
  • MELISSA R
  • Julia K
  • Debbie B
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    • free iggy !
  • Deborah
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    • bring Iggy back to those girls!
  • A B
  • Josie B
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    • Another reason I would NEVER adopt from a shelter!!!
  • Margaret C
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    • Mutts & Moms-you should be ashamed!
  • Brandie K
  • Barbara M
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    • What is wrong with you people? I help with a rescue organization and great homes are hard to find. So it wasn't done by the books - GIVE THE DOG BACK TO THOSE CHILDREN - better for the dog and them!!
  • Sara D
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    • Please return the pooch to the girls.
  • Kathy F
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    • Iggy should be returned to her "new" home -- with Ruby and her family.
  • L S
  • Stephanie
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    • I am shocked, why would you waste your resources on a dog who already has a good home? At least give them a chance to pass your inspection. This is just ridiculous
  • Julia
  • Jonathan P
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    • Give Iggy Back!!!
  • Jennifer D
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    • Give Iggy BACK!
  • Allyson K
  • Gina
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    • Please give the puppy back to that family.
  • Patricia C
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    • Shame on you Mutts&Moms!
  • Julie C
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    • I think that the agency should have gone to investigate the family, and if they were found suitable, keep the dog. To go over there with police and take the dog away in that manner is just over the top and harsh. It could have been handled in a much kinder and civil manner.
  • kelli
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    • Can't someone do the right thing anymore without being shunned?
  • Jim R
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    • Please give Iggy back to those girls
  • Jenneby D
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    • A Good Home for a puppy should be appreciated and treasured.
  • Maribel A
  • Kim
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    • A good home is a good home. How could you do that to two little girls?
  • Thomas S
  • katia m
  • Gai O
  • Linda
  • angel p
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    • Give the little girl the dog and everyone will be happy!!
  • Christine W
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    • Love you Ellen
  • LAURIE K
  • Michelle S
  • Silvia D
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    • Give the dog back to the family.