Anna Faris has been fined $5,000 after her pet dog was found homeless.
The 39-year-old actress has been dished out the penalty after the Chihuahua – named Pete – she adopted from Kinder4Rescue four years ago was found emaciated wandering the streets in North Hollywood, California, on Friday (18.11.16).
Writing on the Kinder4Rescue official Facebook page, Laurel Kinder – who runs the rescue centre – wrote in a since-deleted post: "Calling Anna Faris house bunny The puppy you adopted from us years ago was found starving on the street. Someone brought it into a vet, scanned the microchip, we’ve been calling you for days no return call did you read your contract about giving our dogs away and the $5,000 fine.
"If you were panicking looking for your lost dog you certainly would’ve contacted us or the microchip company. I’m not sure what you’re guilty of this dog ended up in this condition, you signed a four page contract how does this dog end up on the street Anna, being a celebrity does not excuse you from following the rules or respecting the rescue you adopted the dog from, or abiding the contract. This is why people are not allowed to give Kinder4Rescue dogs away they have adopted from us because they become disposable get passed around and end up on the street like this (sic)."
Anna and her husband Chris Pratt, with whom she has four-year-old son Jack, are reportedly out of town and arranged for the dog to live elsewhere, although it’s not yet known whether that arrangement was permanent or temporary while they were away.
Her representative told People: "Anna is thrilled that the dog has been found, and is ensuring all necessary arrangements are made to bring the dog home."
However, according to TMZ, Laurel has put the actress on the shelter’s do-not-adopt list and is adamant Anna – who signed a lengthy contract when she got the pooch – will have to prove she’s been actively looking for the dog before she’ll be able to get out of the fine.
It’s not yet known if the shelter is willing to hand Pete back over to the couple.