Anna Faris pays $5,000 to adoption agency for abandoned starved dog

Last month it came out that Anna Faris’s adopted chihuahua, Pete, was found wandering the streets of LA, alone and starving. Anna adopted the dog five years ago and gave him up after her son Jack, born premature in August 2012, was found to be allergic to him. At least this is what she claimed in her statement about Pete when he was found. She also claimed to have found another family for Pete, which was a violation of her agreement with the rescue agency, Kinder4Rescue. Anna owed $5,000 to Kinder4Rescue, as was stipulated in the contract she signed, for not turning Pete over to them when she couldn’t keep him. The good news is that she’s paid the $5k fee for Pete, and TMZ has a photo of the check to prove it. TMZ previously had an exclusive on this story and they seem to have a relationship with the woman who runs Kinder4Rescue:

Anna sent a $5,000 check to Kinder4Rescue earlier this month for giving away Pete the Chihuahua she shared with hubby Chris Pratt … without notifying the rescue org.

Pete apparently escaped or was thrown out of his adoptive home and surfaced on the streets looking like skin and bones.

A microchip led Kinder4Rescue back to Anna, and the org demanded the $5k penalty she agreed to pay if she gave the dog away without prior notification.

Pete’s still hangin’ at Kinder4Rescue … in search of a new home.

[From TMZ]

I’m surprised that sweet dog hasn’t been adopted yet, especially after all of the publicity he’s been getting. I hope he goes on to have a loving forever home and that this serves as a public warning to agencies not to let Anna Faris and Chris Pratt adopt animals. We already saw how Chris treated an elderly cat who had become incontinent, by giving the cat away on Twitter. He’s also an avid hunter, which there’s nothing wrong with if you’re eating the meat, but he’s into big game hunting and hunting for coyotes – he calls himself “obsessed” with it. He even goes hunting for squirrels during Thanksgiving with Anna’s family. He does eat the squirrel meat, I guess that’s better than not eating it, but it’s like a game to him. My mom’s dog is like that with squirrels but she never manages to catch them.

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  1. CharlieWaffles says:

    I have lost respect for both of them.

    • Samtha says:

      Yep. Complete assholes.

      The worst part is, they could have simply given the dog back to the rescue, no questions asked.

      • Petee says:

        I love animals dearly.Lost my rescue pit earlier this year to cancer.What a loss it was for me.I still mourn her and plan on getting another one.Shame on these two for me seems like they just gave up on their pets.Animals are a blessing.

    • caty1313 says:

      Ditto…

    • Francesca Love says:

      Can’t stand them!

    • minx says:

      Yep, get out of my face.

    • vaultdweller101 says:

      God. I feel like 2016 should be renamed “the year you learned that your favorites are all horrendous douchenozzles”. Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt, everyone who voted for Orange Satan… Can everyone just stop outing themselves as terrible human beings? I don’t even want to know anymore, it’s depressing.

  2. lisa says:

    they are both absolute trash

  3. Hannah says:

    Funny how their son is allergic to Pete, adopted, but not to pugs, purchased.

    • raptor says:

      I’m not going to defend these two (I think you’re absolutely right in this case), but it is possible for allergies in infants to disappear as they get older.

      My niece was very allergic to cats and dogs until she was two or three–my sister-in-law had to rehome a cat she’d had for a decade after my niece was born. My niece is nearly five now, and she’s no longer allergic to cats (not sure about dogs).

      • Hannah says:

        @raptor I’m saying this cause I saw a picture in Dlisted of them walking the boy and Pete+the pugs and I saw on her instagram not so old pictures where the boy and the pugs were present, so anyone can assume that they got rid of Pete, but not the pugs and if you have an animal related allergie, would’nt make sense to donate all the animals?

    • Karen says:

      Not only can you grow out of allergies, but my allergist says dog allergies are not like cat allergies. If you’re allergic to cats your allergic to house cats to tigers. But dogs are very breed specific; I no longer test positive for dogs (“grew out”) but some still bother me.

      • TyrantDestroyed says:

        I didn’t know you can be allergic to certain breeds of dogs. I tested positive for cats and dogs in allergies in my late teens and when I have to hang out with them I heavily medicate me until I tolerate them, especially because I love cats.
        A friend from out of town wants to visit and bring her Labrador puppy into the house and I am a little nervous about it since the carpet is already giving me a hard time withe the allergy outburst .
        I hope Pete finds a loving home, he seems a lovely dog.

      • Somegirl says:

        That’s really interesting about the cat vs. dog allergies. I admit, I’m really allergic to cats and it never dawned on me that I would be allergic to tigers, until last year when we participated in a feeding program with the tiger at our zoo. I was helping feed her from a good 3-4 feet away & had an allergic reaction. I guess plus size kitty equals plus size dander!

  4. LadyAnne says:

    A**holes.

  5. swak says:

    While $5000 is a lot for an normal person, that fine will mean nothing to them. I hope nobody lets them adopt again.

  6. kNY says:

    This is just nuts to me. I have to live in a certain city for 3 years for work and I am paying TWICE the amount to rent a townhouse as I could be paying to rent an apartment because I wanted my precious, anxiety-prone rescue dog to not have anyone living above or below her because it might freak her out.

    Excuse me while I feed her an organic breakfast…

    • Nancy says:

      I like and respect you and know that you probably sleep well at night!

      • kNY says:

        I do not, in fact, sleep well at night because the dog sleeps at weird angles on my bed and snores. LOUDLY.

        I might bite the bullet and ask her vet to start her on Prozac. She was pretty badly abused before I got her at the age of 5. And she’s made great strides, but she’s still got issues. We’re working on them. Someone at work told me, “Your dog needs to smoke pot. A lot of pot.”

      • Nancy says:

        kNY: Ok, now I like you more! We got a rescue Chihuahua (which makes me really dislike Faris even more) while living in Florida. She is partially blind and is just so sweet and lovable. Upon our return to Ohio, Miss Daisy wasn’t pleased with the snow, so this created issues, but she has adapted! Screw these asshats that abuse animals, they have no soul. I know your doggie girl gets plenty of love…and you, try some of that pot yourself and you two can snore in harmony!

      • swak says:

        @kNY, good luck to you and your sweet little rescue! My brother rescued a dog that was abused and it’s been a long road to get the dog where he is today. He brought the dog with him at Thanksgiving and it’s the most layed back dog you would want to see (he wouldn’t come near you at first). Keep doing what you’re doing!

      • kNY says:

        @ Nancy, my dog is Miss Daisy, too! My Daisy enjoys the snow a little too much.

      • Nancy says:

        Ha! I tried little booties on her but just she just wasn’t feeling it! She does wear two sweaters though, people say why two….but she insists upon it, she only weighs four pounds. Two Miss Daisies, we are definitely soul sisters!

      • kNY says:

        @ swak, it totally makes me feel better to know that dogs can overcome their anxiety. My dog has made great strides, but there’s more for us to do. She HATED my mother initially. Like, she acted like a wild animal. Now, when we visit my mother, they have this 5 minute hello and I get ignored. Last summer, she didn’t see my mom for 3 weeks and when they reunited, the dog peed and started crying. And then my mom cried (and didn’t pee, thankfully). Can I leave work now and go hang out with my dog?

    • V4Real says:

      I hope they never adopt a child, they might give hin/her away too.

    • Angel82 says:

      You are a gem! So sad when people are like “We are moving, we can’t keep it…” your pet is a living, BREATHING animal and you are going to give it up after several years bc you want to live somewhere and you can’t have a pet? You assumed responsibility for the pet, you have an obligation to keep it housed and safe. It makes me so sad.

      • kNY says:

        Oh, totally. I follow tons of rescue places on Instagram and when I see the postings about dogs who lived with families their whole lives and then get punted to a shelter…it makes me crazy. My goal is to take in more rescue dogs, but I have to get my dog a bit more mellow beforehand.

      • SilverUnicorn says:

        ” bc you want to live somewhere and you can’t have a pet?”

        Sometimes you have to; unless you want to face deportation and jail because of your pets (as I could face soon). I guess you need to direct your anger to immigration officials (or maybe to any government that should not allow to give rescues/pets to immigrants of any kind – this has nothing to do with Pratt, just to make you understand that I would avoid sweeping generalisations and harsh judgements on all situations).

      • Erinn says:

        “Sometimes you have to; unless you want to face deportation and jail because of your pets”

        I think the comment was more directed to the kind of people who I see constantly posting in my small rural towns facebook yardsale page saying “looking for a home for my 4 year old cat- moving to an apartment that doesn’t allow cats”. Same town, just unwilling to find an apartment that would allow pets because it would be too much hassle, not the kind of people who REALLY can’t take their pets with them.

        My little old lady cat was left to us (total strangers) because the woman selling our house was leaving the province. She also attempted to leave her dog with us. Cat is now 16- possibly 17, and you couldn’t PAY ME to let that cat go – let alone to a random stranger. She had family that could have taken the cat, she just didn’t care. Neither her or her daughter have ever reached out to us to check on the cat – a cat they owned for 13 years and had no problem tossing into the sale of the house like a lamp or something. THOSE people make me angry.

        People who try to find a good home, and who honestly have no other option? That’s a different story.

      • SilverUnicorn says:

        @Esmom

        Yes I agree. Sorry if my comment came out that bad (I posted a longer answer below).
        I only wanted to chime in because sometimes people don’t have a choice, even if it breaks their heart.
        Yes, I have known many of those people who got pets or certain breeds as it was fashionable at that time and then they abandoned them for the most pointless reasons! Awful human beings.
        The woman who sold her house to you seems pretty awful too.
        Hugs to your lady cat <3

    • Crumpet says:

      kNY: Bless your heart.

      My father has a rescue dog who had severe anxiety issues and had even begun having accidents in the house. He called me in tears because they were at their wits end. I told him to ask the vet for prozac. He is now a different dog altogether. He still doesn’t like it when they leave but he no longer has the extreme anxiety and the behaviors that it begat. I encourage you to try it with your girl. As a human being with extreme anxiety issues, I can tell you that it is no fun at all living like that, and SSRIs are almost like magic.

      • kNY says:

        This makes me feel so much better about possibly starting her on Prozac. Thank you! I still want her to be her weird self (coming up to me after she eats to burp in my face, for example), but I just don’t want her to think the world is out to get her. When she loves a human, she LOVES them. Like, is so utterly devoted, and my family is obsessed with her. A couple of my friends have just started having kids. I send way, way more pictures of the dog in our group chats than they do of their cute babies.

      • Blackcat says:

        @kNY

        Our rescued cat, Sammy, came to use with major anxiety: over grooming, hiding under the bed, etc. Our vet started her on older anti-depressant, Amitriptyline/Elavil. It helped her enormously. She was on it about 2 years. We decided to take her off of it and her healthy modified behaviors continued!
        She’s now 8 and is a very happy, friendly cat.

        We added a male cat to our 2 female cat home several years ago. Our other rescued female, Rozie, started urinating outside the box (no medical reason for this) and spraying everywhere.

        Vet placed her on Liver flavored Prozac chews. She started on 5mg chew. We lowered it to 2.5mg (just cut chew in half) and she is a happy, confident cat.

        All this to say, I think the prozac would be of great benefit to your dog. Keep us updated on Miss Daisy’s progress!

      • Crumpet says:

        kNY: She will definitely still be herself. Herself at her best, all the time. :)

      • Nancy says:

        Blackcat: I love your comment. I’ve been off and on this site all day as my daughter is home resting with a cold. Liver flavored Prozac chews. I do hope kNY jumps back on and sees that. It’s so cool to me that people read other people’s posts and give help, hope and advice. I also have CNN on and I am so sad what’s going on right now, an assassination, a terrorist attack, it’s so hard to absorb it all. I’m grateful to all of my ladies on this site for making me smile and know normalcy shall prevail in our world, some day, somehow. My Miss Daisy is sleeping on my lap and I won’t get up to pee so I don’t wake her. Oh Lord, love you all.

      • AngelaH says:

        My sister had a dog on Prozac and I had a cat on Xanax. Amazingly helpful! Like people, animals have their own chemical imbalances and can really be helped by getting some medication to balance things out.

    • eggyweggs says:

      @kNY — you are a kind person and the world needs more of you. That is all.

    • Brittney B. says:

      Glad you’re getting all the love you deserve in the comments!

      I’m with you; there’s NO excuse to abandon an animal you’ve agreed to love for the rest of its life. We moved across the country this summer, and the trip took about 10 times as long because we drove 2 separate cars filled with 5 cats, 2 rabbits, a hedgehog, and all their stuff. We could never subject any of them (especially the neurotic, hyper-sensitive rabbits) to airplane flights, and the thought of giving them up completely? Not even a possibility.

      The gleeful hunting was enough to turn me off of this couple, but I’m glad more people are waking up to it now (even if it took a more familiar species to get their attention). Anyone who takes joy in taking lives — and uses straw man arguments like “sorry I don’t value my pets more than my human child like you guys” to justify leaving an animal to suffer — is callous and insensitive and narcissistic in general.

    • SilverUnicorn says:

      @kNY
      Unfortunately not many people can be lucky as you though.

      As someone who’s now experiencing a very delicate situation (Eu citizen in UK and likely forced to move out of the country), in your opinion… do you think that the British PM will ship me away with my kitties or without them?
      Without them!

      If I have to give up everything for reasons beyond my power, I will have to be separated from my kitties.
      True, they don’t get rehomed, I do.

      But it’d be pointless for me to say NOTHING will ever separate me from my kitties; anyone who says that has never experienced the worst things in life (kitties won’t be rehomed because my hubby is a British citizen and home-owner; still, nobody can imagine the heartache I’m going through).

      • Brittney B. says:

        Not sure if your comment was directed at my previous comment (neither I nor anyone else said “nothing will ever separate me from my cats”, and I don’t see any comments implying that pet owners have absolute control over their circumstances either). Either way, we’re all talking about people who *decide* to abandon their pets. People who consider their options and decide that yes, getting rid of their animals to an unknown fate is acceptable.

        I feel for you, and I hate that so many people have chosen chaos and division based on false promises, and now families will be separated as a result. Also hate that illness, natural disaster, even lay-offs have rendered people unable to care for their pets, through no fault of their own.

        Your situation and those situations are nothing like Chris and Anna’s situation. Or like the situations of multiple former friends, who all decided that “following their dreams” of living overseas was more important than the cats they’d adopted and named and loved and photographed daily for years. They left these cats at shelters or with strangers they met online, so that they could live abroad for awhile. This is what boils my blood, the conscious decision to choose some new priority over the animal you supposedly love.

      • Angel82 says:

        My heart goes out to you and I did not mean people in your situation. What I meant is people who just decide, after several years, that they don’t want the pet because they’d rather move to some city condo…or sadder still, they decide they want the brand new puppy and they have outgrown their 8 year old dog who has lived with them their whole life. Or people who run out and buy a pet without doing their research first.

      • SilverUnicorn says:

        @Brittney @Angel82

        No, it was not directed at any particular person/comment, I only wanted to chime in because sometimes there are cases (many) of people who abandon pets by choice (I hope those owners all get the bubonic plague as a sort of karma!) and sometimes… even if someone is doing their best… it’s not enough.
        I’m one of those who think a pet is forever and I will appear more ridiculous… my kitties are more spoiled than my children could ever have been (I’m childless).
        Pratt/Faris are two insensitive idiots.

        I’m sorry my comment came across as harsh, but I’m really in pain for my situation and sometimes emotions cloud the mind. Apologies.

    • Arwen says:

      Is your dog a bully breed by any chance? She sounds like my english-a lot of snoring, laying across the bed at awkward angles, hogging pillows and blankets. And I wouldn’t have it any other way.

      Shes like a mini more furry version of my husband 😃

  7. Mia4S says:

    Gross, the both of them. The SPCA should check the well being of those pugs.

  8. grabbyhands says:

    Trash.

    Just don’t get pets, okay?? I don’t know how much more you need to prove to yourselves that you aren’t really interested in the work it takes. No reputable shelter or breeder should help these jerks. But they will. Someone always does. And I’m confident this won’t be the last time we hear some weak excuse for having done something shitty to an animal they came across.

  9. Nancy says:

    I just posted and deleted how I really feel about her lying self, but it is Christmas week and all. I call bs on her, a mere five grand pay off might quiet the press down but doesn’t change the fact she left a little dog on the streets. Hope she isn’t allergic to her son.

  10. SusanneToo says:

    I’ll just cuddle all my rescues and renew my pledge to never patronize anything either of them is involved with. I hope this episode made a big enough stink that they’re on the sh1tlist of every rescue organization around.

  11. Talie says:

    This story about how they gave the dog away and then someone just decides to dump the dog on the street! WTF… what kind of friends do they have??

    And then she sends a pic of the check to TMZ…they can stick it.

  12. Rosa J says:

    They should both be banned from any animals. Period.

  13. Missy says:

    Nothing wrong with having a coyote license…I live in a small community in Newfoundland, Canada. I have a license to kill coyotes..they can be quite vicious and would kill a dog like Pete in one bite. I have cats here and my neighbours have sheep and ducks, other farm animals. There’s animal cruelty and neglect….having a license for and killing a coyote is a bit different.

    • Kitten says:

      “I do a lot of predator hunting, farm varmints, out in Wyoming. Oh, my God. Get a farmer that’s just got too many and he’s like, ‘Fuckin’ kill as many as you want,’” Pratt said.
      Though Pratt’s wife, actress Anna Faris, doesn’t approve of his hobby, Pratt said he “just likes to kill ’em.”
      And why does Pratt enjoy shooting coyotes?
      “Because coyotes are assholes, and they’ll eat your dog.”

      You really don’t see anything wrong with shooting animals for fun? Seems pretty sadistic to me but then again, I love animals. These two clearly do not.

      • DiamondGirl says:

        He says the same thing Missy commented right above – they are predators and many other smaller animals are their prey.

        We’ve heard many stories of Hollywood people who’ve lost their pets to coyotes and that’s in semi-residential areas.

      • SusanneToo says:

        +1,000,000. He seems to enjoy the killing way too much. Stomach churning to me.

      • Missy says:

        When my neighbours kid was six, she saw her young lab puppy taken by a coyote, it could’ve easily have gone after her. I love animals too, all kinds, but coyotes aren’t going to be gentle and give us or our pets a break so why should we. I’m not out killing animals for fun, just protecting my property and my own animals.

      • MrsBPitt says:

        @Kitten….WOW, that’s what Chris said??? He really IS dumber than he looks!

      • Kitten says:

        @Diamondgirl–He said the same thing as Missy? I disagree.

        Maybe if Pratt had a farm and was defending his livestock, I would understand it but he quite clearly states coyotes are “assholes” as a justification for killing them.

        In the northeast there are coyotes everywhere and if you live near a wooded area, chances are you will see them often. Every pet owner I know is aware of the risk so they don’t leave small dogs unattended and they don’t let their cats outside. Please. Let’s not act like shooting them is the only option to protect your pet.

        There are plenty of humane solutions for protecting your property and pets from coyotes:

        http://www.wildlifeanimalcontrol.com/coyotekeepaway.html

        These wouldn’t appeal to Pratt of course because he loves shooting animals.

      • Missy says:

        I’m not out killing coyotes all the time…seriously people. I’ve been here for years and I’ve only seen a few. I shot one once baca use it was literally coming to my door at night in the winter..it was starving. I wasn’t happy about it, and I didn’t enjoy it.

      • Missy says:

        It’s my neighbours farm that attracts the coyotes, I have no say in how he fences his farm or anything. All I can do is protect my kid, my pets, and my property.

      • Zeddy says:

        Did you read her comment? Completely different from Pratts and at no point did she say she found it “fun”. Try harder next time.

      • Kitten says:

        @Missy, I wasn’t trying to accuse you and I apologize if it came across that way. I didn’t mean to put you in a position where you felt the need to defend yourself.
        I was actually trying to make the point that what you describe is far different than Pratt’s desire to thrill kill.

        lol @ Zeddy…relax, friend.

      • Missy says:

        No offence taken…sorry to get uppity but I get a lot of shit from some family members, I’m just used to being judged. I have an aunt whose two daughters are vegetarians and they make me feel awful. The only thing I technically hunt is moose…for the meat..and it’s actually my father in law that does that. A few weeks ago one of my cats caught a bird, I took it from her and brought it to my father in law to put it out of its misery. My heart bleeds for all animals, unless they are trying to kill my pets.

        I’ve read Chris party’s comments a few times now, and this story about the old cat and the little dog…he seems pretty terrible. I used to really like him and Anna but now they kinda give me the creeps. Is he like the trump brothers..they seem to like to kill big majestic animals.

      • shura says:

        In rural areas, sometimes you’ve got to pull out the gun. I have friends living on 600 acres in the Upper Peninsula and another couple on 300 in central Maine. The first time you watch a black bear walk past your bedroom window, or a coyote tear into your chickens, you’re going to get yourself a rifle. And sometimes your going to need to use it. That said, Pratt is no country boy. He’s a city boy having ‘fun’ and I can just about guarantee you the country people around him are rolling their eyes.

      • marshmellow says:

        @shura,

        Yup, former country girl, and I’m rolling my eyes hard. I lived in the middle of coyote city; I could hear them howling for most of the night from every direction. Yet I rarely saw them come up to the house. And if pets were killed, it was usually because they were roaming far away from the house.

        It wasn’t unheard of for coyotes to wander into yards, and I once heard a story of a coyote killing a small dog in a fenced-in yard, so I can understand killing coyotes when it’s necessary. But most coyotes stay away from houses. If hunters are hunting coyotes in their dens, it can even exacerbate the problem by making the survivors desperate enough to go hunting for food in farms or neighborhoods.

        Plus, coyotes take care of a lot of other pests that are even more annoying and potentially harmful to pets and livestock, such as raccoons, opossums, skunks, various small rodents that will get in your house, spread diseases and ticks, chew up all your stuff and crap everywhere…

      • astana says:

        Sorry but as someone who lives on a farm and does have livestock, you do need to shoot coyotes and other predators. All of that keep away stuff doesn’t work. I don’t enjoy killing things but I need my livestock to produce meat, milk and eggs for us. I also kill and eat squirrels and have a rabbit hutch for meat rabbits. On the farm there is precious little sympathy as we depend on these things for our livelihood. It’s just the natural cycle of things, which I’m sure is hard for people who have never lived on a farm or in a rural area to understand. We aren’t cruel but this is how it is and how it has to be.

        You city dwellers undoubtedly have issues I wouldn’t understand and I doubt you’d appreciate my unwarranted and uninformed opinions on any city related subject.

      • Kitten says:

        Kinda surprised I have to clarify yet again but here we go…lol.

        Chris Pratt does not live on a farm and he is not defending livestock from predators. Did you read the quotes I posted? That should be enough for you to get that much, If you’ve exhausted every possibility in trying to protect your farm from coyotes and you feel that shooting them is the only way then go for it. That is NOT-I repeat NOT-the same as shooting coyotes and farm animals for fun.

      • marshmellow says:

        @Kitten, he also kind of insulted the farmers in one of those quotes, saying “Jethro Willoughby or whoever” was letting him shoot coyotes on their farm. He’s clearly not doing it to keep coyote populations regulated or help farmers; he just likes killing stuff.

      • astana says:

        You don’t need to clarify anything for me. I may be rural but I’m not an idiot and you really don’t need to be so nasty about it. He was shooting coyotes FOR A FARMER. It’s no different than the farmer hiring a plumber or an electrician. Who cares if he likes it or not? Plumbers probably like plumbing or else they would’ve chosen a different career. Why not let someone that enjoys hunting remove dangerous nuisances for you? If the coyotes are an issue then personal feelings of the hunter matter to nobody out here. He is doing a service for the farmer, according to those quotes you posted, which I did read. Why is there this need to turn this into some big moral thing? Nature isn’t a Disney movie, this is how it needs to be.

      • Erinn says:

        “FOR A FARMER. It’s no different than the farmer hiring a plumber or an electrician. Who cares if he likes it or not? Plumbers probably like plumbing or else they would’ve chosen a different career.”

        Wife of a reformed hunter who happens to be a plumber – I wouldn’t consider it to be the same at all. There’s a difference between enjoying tinkering with toilets or wiring and thinking “boy, I like to kill things. I’ll just go to this random farmer and see if he needs anything killed”. Taking a life for FUN is a hell of a lot different than crawling around in freezing, water logged crawl spaces (cursing your job choice at that time) so that you can provide a living for your family.

        My husbands family hunts. Husband used to hunt deer – it’s been years since he shot one, and at this point it’s because he genuinely can’t stomach the killing. But they would use the meat, and they would feed their family. His father has shot a coyote that was attempting to attack their dog. He doesn’t sit around waiting for coyotes to show up, just to kill them for the fun of it.

        I have my PAL for non-restricted and restricted firearms. If a coyote walked into my yard, and was a threat to a child, or pet – you bet I’d be getting out the gun. Likely, to fire a warning shot. If I didn’t have that luxury – I’d have to shoot it. But it wouldn’t be ENJOYABLE. I’d probably vomit, honestly.

        I live in a very rural, somewhat farm heavy town – the only people I know that go and take care of the coyote problem for farmers – are the sons/daughters of the farmers because their dad is too old or too busy to deal with it, or someone who grew up farming and lives next to a farmer.

        You don’t have randos wandering over offering their services.

        So no – getting enjoyment out of killing something while not protecting YOUR OWN life/life of YOUR animals/ children is not even VAGUELY comparable to my husband being ripped out of bed in the middle of the night, in a full on blizzard to go make sure some old lady has water to survive the winter.

      • SilverUnicorn says:

        @Kitten
        “You really don’t see anything wrong with shooting animals for fun? ”

        I agree with you, kitten. Awful people. I just retweeted a picture of an idiot who was photographed whilst standing near a dead coyote as he was having a triumphant day….. I hope he gets the bubonic plague as a pay-back….

      • Kitten says:

        @ Astana- I’m the one being “nasty”?
        Really? Your tone is one of condescension and quite frankly, unnecessarily rude.

        I get that you like Pratt, really I do, but I am so over your false equivalency of a rich Hollywood actor shooting animals for shits and giggles to a farmer who may be forced to defend his only source of income.

        Not that this will change your mind (I mean if the other disgusting quotes didn’t it’s clear you’re pretty invested in your opinion) but here are some other gems from your guy:
        “I would like to hunt in Africa. I’d like to hunt all the game animals in Africa. The sh*t that’s being hunted today–like a gazelle, springbok, kudu, all that stuff. All those animals are really beautiful; you could feed some people, get a cool trophy out of the deal.”

        On coyotes:

        “They’re smart as f***, dude. To call a coyote in that doesn’t hang up at, like, 700 yards–to get him to come in is so hard. You’ve gotta lure him in. You’ve gotta post up in the morning and evening and do a predator call that sounds like a dying rabbit. And they come running out, and they’re like, “Where the f*** is it?” It’s been a while since I shot one, but I just like to shoot anything with the Remington.”

        But yeah…you keep beating that drum about how he’s just defending his property or whatever and ignore the fact that the guy lives in Hollywood Hills and not Iowa.

        Going to a farmer’s property and asking to shoot coyotes seems at the very least a bit strange to me and at the most fairly sadistic. To you, if an animal is considered a “predator” then I guess that means their lives are worthless and it matters not if people want to use them for target practice. I simply disagree with you and no amount of arguing on your part will change my mind on that.

        *shrugs*

      • Rose says:

        I’m sorry, but you are sounding like a dick.
        I love shooting coyotes because they are always after my pets, and especially the baby deer. The more that are dead, the safer the animals that I hold dear are.
        Of course they are disgusting in my eyes because they are killing machines in my back yard (literally on my porch). I don’t kill any that aren’t stalking members of my home.
        If you have a problem with this, go and get therapy, because I am going to protect my family.

      • astana says:

        I don’t like this guy at all. Never seen him in anything and don’t think he’s cute or interesting. Don’t like his annoying baby voiced wife either.

        Here’s the thing though. You don’t know anything about rural life. It is completely obvious yet you act like your view is the only one and only your view is correct. Like I said, I don’t go around pontificating on urban life because I know nothing about it. But you act like you’re an expert on this subject. You are definitely entitled to your opinion and I’m not trying to change your mind (many years of experience with people like you have proven that to be utterly futile) just provide a different point of view from a rural perspective.

        Some people like hunting. Apparently that bother you, which is fine. But it doesn’t make them psychos or evil or “bad people”. I just find it interesting that anyone that doesn’t see things your way is always such a bad person. It’s not just this guy either. I can’t understand it but I guess I’m not ever going to any more than you can understand where I’m coming from. But I also like your attempt to play the moral superiority card on me. Let me acknowledge how you are so great and I’m so awful because I think killing predatory animals THAT ARE ACTIVELY CAUSING PROBLEMS is ok. Not just ok but necessary!

        Good day to you.

      • Lambda says:

        Man, for such a self assured person in your own convictions, you sure are reactive. Not that it matters, but I have sufficient experience in both urban and rural life, so voila, I’m not at all given to waxing about some pastoral BS. Some country people I’ve known are among the most sensible and balanced on could hope to meet. Others were orcs who’d shoot their dogs when they didn’t want them anymore or who’d dump nitrates in rivers.
        Let’s acknowledge the gradients in expression here, from it’s necessary to kill an immediate predator to “loving” the killing. I don’t judge the first and I consider the second to be sociopathic.

    • marshmellow says:

      I think it’s more the sadistic glee he gets from killing, not the killing itself.

    • Crumpet says:

      Coyotes are getting scary. I imagine where you live you might also be dealing with Coywolves. If I lived in an area where coyotes into the neighborhoods looking for easy prey, you bet I would want a license to kill them. I have friends who have lost beloved pets to coyotes. They are everywhere in suburbia now.

      I don’t (however) have a “f*cking kill them all” mentality like Pratt does. What an idiot.

    • Marlene says:

      10 years ago when I lived in Nova Scotia, I remember an adult woman was attacked and killed by two coyotes. It was on a trail somewhere, but only like 5 minutes from civilisation. They are not cute little Disney characters you can reason with.

      • astana says:

        Right! When I go outside I usually carry my small shotgun (on a sling) if I’m around my own property. If I go anywhere else I usually have my 22 pistol and my 38. I had to shoot a rattlesnake once…well my husband did as I was on the mower stupidly unarmed and had to scream til he came and shot it. Sorry but I can’t have venomous snakes or predators that will try and kill my stock and possibly my small children. We also shoot armadillos here as they are invasive and carry leprosy but I haven’t run across one yet.

        If you city and suburban people like eating then please let those of us who do the farming and ranching and rural life that feeds you, do it! We know what we’re doing. Even if you are vegan we still have to protect our crops from animals and that may result in their demise. Nobody enjoys it other than maybe deer hunting and I have always wanted to go wild boar hunting but we eat the meat. Even where I’m from they do a bear season (we don’t here) and the meat gets eaten and donated. I want to do gator hunts and pythons hunts in the everglades because they are invasive and/or overpopulated. We see ourselves as stewards of the earth and do what we can to care for it to the best of our abilities. We aren’t toothless idiot yokels yee hawin and drinking moonshine and shooting at everything.

      • Lambda says:

        Gators are not invasive nor overpopulated in the glades. Pythons are, and I myself am in favor of their extermination there, because their presence is ruinous for small local mammals. Good luck with hunting them though. They’re hard to spot and target without endangering other snake species. Re: armadillos – unless you’re frenching one, you have a minuscule chance of getting that bacterium, and even then, only 5% of humans are susceptible. Seriously, the best is to avoid contact, plus some education.

        Not addressed at anyone in particular, but I’m not buying this salt of the earth, real folk farmer trope. Yet in terms of damage to the environment, and with the exception of cattle ranching, it is us, city and burb dwellers that inflict the most, with our huge stupid cars, parking lots, houses, and so on.

      • astana says:

        I live in Florida and gators are legally hunted here. I do not live near the glades so I am not speaking on the situation there. Just saying I would enjoy gator hunting wherever and whenever I could do so legally. I like gator meat a lot and would be thrilled if I could stock my freezer with it.

        You are free to believe what you wish about “farmer tropes”. It really isn’t something I worry about, I am merely expressing my personal experiences with the people I live and work around and grew up with in two rural areas that are utterly different in every way otherwise.

        Armadillos are a problem here and we are encouraged to take them out when they’re spotted.

      • lala says:

        I live in Nova Scotia, that happened in the Highlands National Park in rural (very rural) Cape Breton. The woman was hiking alone at dusk and was reportedly attacked by a few young coyotes (coy-wolves actually). It was pretty horrific. There was a bounty on coyotes here after that. They are very plentiful in Nova Scotia and can be nasty. However, killing anything for fun is just shitty. Pratt is shitty.

      • astana says:

        Lala, I don’t really like to make moral judgments on people. If he’s a good hunter he probably does like it and I don’t really see a problem with that. But that’s just me I guess. Hopefully this comment doesn’t seem like I’m attacking you or being a jerk because I do not mean it that way at all and I respect your opinion even though I respectfully disagree. But I hate that I seem like an apologist for this guy who I don’t know or like or care about…and have never even seen in anything ever. His treatment of companion animals is abhorrent to me but I can’t be too indignant about hunting as I grew up with lots of hunters who loved to hunt. It’s just how rural life is usually. Funny though my dad hates hunting and would never. He loves feeding animals and is a super good guy. He rescued a hummingbird that got stuck in a spider web once and would go out of his way to help animals….but would never have a pet as he thinks animals don’t belong inside. So it’s weird…people are complicated!

      • Erinn says:

        That was a weird/freak accident- though very sad. Coyotes are shy – I hear them out in the woods near my own Nova Scotia home – but I’ve seen maybe two in my whole life. I think that was the only attack that I can even remember hearing about. I mean, they’re not dogs. But they’re also not all roaming around rabid, making a point of hunting humans. If they get desperate enough, they’ll attempt whatever food source they can find. Whenever we used to go fishing WAY out in the sticks, we’d bring a rifle, just in case. Never had to use it. Like I said, I’m 26, spend a good deal of my time in the woods, and I’ve seen only a couple of coyotes ever. One of which was crossing the highway.

  14. the_blonde_one says:

    I literally can not say what I feel about her/them- it would get me perma-banned here. But, I have thoughts and am noting that I have thoughts.

  15. Chef Grace says:

    She is just awful and so is he.
    My four cats are my kids. They are getting on in years now and are catered too, as they should be.
    As for coyotes. I live in the sticks and we have packs passing through, so understand the need for folks to protect their livestock. But not shooting for the hell of it.

  16. Margo S. says:

    What if Pete is just so traumatized from all of this that he isn’t really a friendly dog anymore? I hope someone comes along and can care for him and show him that not all owners are a$$hats like these two. Makes me sick people that just rehome animals like it’s no big deal.

    • Kitten says:

      That’s what I was thinking. Dogs who suffer through emotionally traumatic forms of abuse and neglect often end up with PTSD and behavioral issues. I hope that Pete gets a good home with patient and loving owners.

  17. Anthi says:

    Lost any respect I had for both of them, HUGE ASSHOLES!

  18. shura says:

    This comment is not inspired by her irresponsible pet care but …. Anna looks like hell warmed over. Seriously. Is she ill? I don’t follow her at all. Maybe that’s her normal?

    • Sassback says:

      Her husband is cheating on her and she’s filling the void with antidepressants and plastic surgery. Divorce in 3,2,1. He may be a prick but he looks fantastic and he’s at the top of his game. He’s no loyal fellow like Pierce Brosnan.

  19. Anilehcim says:

    I hope both of their careers are done at this point because they’re both massive assholes. Also, he has more makeup on than she does in these pictures.

  20. Nameless says:

    Re: pet allergies. I know everyone is different, but, I have them. Not throat closing bad, but sneezing/rash bad. The allergist told my mom to get rid of our cats and dog. I cried in the office. I was maybe 10. She said hell no. We kept them out of my bedroom and my mom vacuumed and cleaned like a madwoman. I took an antihistamine when needed.

    I’m still allergic but not nearly as bad. I wonder if the exposure was actually helpful, but I’ll never know.

    • Brittney B. says:

      Love your mom!

      That’s exactly what you do when animals trust you with their lives but your kid is allergic. You adapt, and keep your commitment to those pets while making sure your child doesn’t suffer.

      (Honestly, I think exposure could be helpful in some cases. I have a few friends who grew up without pets because of allergies, but every time they spend the night, it bothers them less and less. Some don’t even have to take a pill anymore. And we have 7 pets who shed! When I went to college, I also noticed sniffles and allergy symptoms every time I came back home to my childhood cats. Maybe some of us have mild allergies that we keep at bay through exposure, who knows?)

    • Kristen820 says:

      I had TERRIBLE allergies, particularly to animals, when I was younger. To the degree that my doctor at the time told my mother that we had to stop my allergy shots because they could very well kill me. Thankfully, I’ve grown out of them to some degree. But, save for when they would get up right in my face, I wasn’t ever allergic to my own cats. It’s the same theory as the injections. With repeated exposure, you (can) begin to develop a tolerance/immunity to the allergen. I couldn’t allow them to snuggle up under my chin (instant rash), and I had to make sure to wash my hands after petting them, but they really didn’t trigger my allergies much because of the constant exposure.

    • Erinn says:

      Nameless – that happened to me when I was about 8. Allergist told me to get rid of my cat, and I sat in her office sobbing while my dad side eyed the hell out of the woman. When we left her office he pulled me aside and said as long as I don’t let the cat sleep in my room, and as long as my allergies stayed minor, we were keeping the cat. What a horrifying situation for a kid to go through though, I still can’t believe it.

    • Frigga says:

      Your mom rocks.

  21. Harryg says:

    I feed the squirrels in my garden every morning. Then they come for an early dinner around four pm. I love them, I love watching them, I even love watching them dig my flower pots and lawn. I never liked Pratt, and right now I can’t like Faris either.

    • Brittney B. says:

      Same. I can’t imagine taking glee in extinguishing those little lives. Deer are so beautiful, too. How could killing them possibly bring more genuine joy than watching them live?

      (Of course, I don’t eat any animal products whatsoever because it doesn’t matter to me if they’re beautiful or friendly or not; I believe all lives have too much value to eliminate them unless it’s a life-or-death situation. But you don’t have to eat vegan, feed squirrels, or even be a non-hunter to understand that these two are a-holes who don’t deserve to have pets.

  22. Deana says:

    Laurel Kinder is a respected member of the Los Angeles rescue community. All they had to do was give the dog back. No excuses.

  23. jerkface says:

    There is trouble behind her eyes. Looks like some sort of constant pain or a nagging worry.

  24. RedWeatherTiger says:

    I just can’t like her any more. And that husband of hers is loathsome…giving away an old cat? I would keep the cat and boot that asshole out of my house.

  25. lobbit says:

    I just don’t understand why they didn’t return the poor dog to the organization they adopted him from…

  26. Riley says:

    As someone very involved in dog rescue, this sickens me and I will never look at either of them the same way again. Awful people!

  27. Cel2495 says:

    Wow! These people are terrible! No animal deserves that kind of treatment. I have a dog and I can’t imagine abandoning her like that. This makes me so sad :(

  28. JaneDoesWork says:

    My adoption papers for my dog state the same thing, its a standard clause for private animal rescue organizations. Mine actually goes a step further to say that if we need to get rid of the dog for any reason, we can request it be given to someone specific but they have to apply, be interviewed, and pay the adoption fee.

  29. Bohemian Martini says:

    IMO – they’re both giant pieces of steaming fetid…Garbage. I will not watch/purchase/support anything that has these two jackals in it.

  30. mila says:

    What about the “friend” they gave the pup to? they’re also horrible, and also responsible for the dog being stranded and emaciated. Has this person been identified?

  31. Classy and Sassy says:

    I’ve always liked Anna Faris, and assumed Chris Pratt was a decent guy. After reading all this they sound like complete scumbags. Disappointed. I hope that dog gets adopted by the loving, caring family it deserves.

  32. Beau Kitty says:

    My entire city flooded this summer. We didn’t know if we’d make it out alive, and right as we’re getting off the boat, these assholes come up to us and start berating us about “leaving our animals to die” and “not having leashes”. They did not give us the chance to even recoup from having to be rescued off the top of a house because our home filled with over 7 feet of water. They did not see that we’d opened windows and doors to free our animals so they would not drown, even when we were trapped inside. They did not see our animals following us as we walked to higher ground. I love my animals, but when your house is filled with water and you’re trying to save yourself from drowning you don’t think about grabbing a leash!

    In the end, we sent our two dogs to run freely in the country with some of our rural relatives who DO NOT HUNT. They were both rescue animals. One is 14 and still running free and having a great life. The other was 12 and he died right before thanksgiving. He suffered from severe emotional issues and the trauma took a toll on his mind and his heart.

    For Anna and Chris to be this way towards animals and for those people who attack others for having the leave their animals or otherwise allow them to survive is hateful. Note: I’m not referring to any posters here. I understand the comments here have to do with those who choose to abandon animals for frivolous reasons. I am simply sharing that I’ve experienced both sides of the coin and both sides are awful.

    I hope the doggy finds a great, loving home.

    • Annetommy says:

      Choosing to abandon animals for frivolous reasons is horrible. People who get a cute tiny dog and stick it in a handbag and then get tired of it when it’s no longer cute enough are despicable. But I posted here on a previous thread that it is far too sweeping for people to say that they would never give away their animals, and criticise people who do so. We don’t know what the future holds for us. There are circumstances – financial, health, disability, employment, housing-related reasons – where it is the only sensible thing to do, and better for the animal concerned. The debate reminds me of the “I’d never put my mother in a home” remarks, with an implied reproof to those who do have to take that decision.

    • S says:

      Umm, yeah, when your lives are on the line your family members, even those that need leashes, SHOULD be on your mind. When we had to evacuate due to wildfires destroying homes less than 1/10 mile away (we could feel the heat as we left; and it happened quick when the wind shifted suddenly and the fire jumped a break they thought was secure; we went from safe to a neighbor’s house ablaze in > 10 min.), THE FIRST thing we secured, along with our children, was our 4 pets (2 cats, 2 dogs) with leashes and carriers to keep them safe and secure. A blizzard, flood, tornado, fire … No member of our family will EVER be left behind. Family photos, jewelry, cash, heirlooms … all are just things, not living creatures. Hell, we stopped on the road and grabbed a stray we’d never seen on the way out of our neighborhood because no way we were leaving a helpless animal in the path of destruction. (And, to note, our house, unlike others, was thankfully spared, but the fire was close enough to consume our yard, shed & fence and singe our brick facade.)

    • Beer&Crumpets says:

      Hold up- wait a minute. That sucks about your house and the flood- I can relate- but your dog is “running free” and ” having a great life”? Dude… your dog is a stray. It’s (I assume, please correct me if I am wrong) a domesticated dog, it’s a pet. Or WAS a pet, I should say. Now it’s a *stray*. I mean maybe the dogs life is great…I don’t know, I haven’t spoken with it. But I’d be willing to bet a lot of money that it’s hungry and misses it’s pack… meaning your family. You realize that animal lacks the mental acuity to understand why you left it, right? You must surely realize that to your dog, one day it was with its family getting fed and with a place to sleep, and then it was left to its own devices with no one to feed or care fir it or pet it.

      But it’s running free, having a great life. Hey, maybe it will send you a post card from Disney! AWESOME.

  33. Frigga says:

    Wow, they are terrible people. Let them have each other, just don’t let them adopt any animals or children.