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Ellen Breaks Down on Her Show

10/16/2007 12:48 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The usually upbeat Ellen DeGeneres was anything but on today's episode of her show -- stopping her opening monologue to give a passionate, tear-filled speech about her recent dog troubles.

After walking on to the usual applause, Ellen quieted the audience and explained that, "Today is a hard day for me ... I am not capable of coming out and pretending to be funny when things are going so terribly wrong right now."

Wiping tears from her eyes, Ellen went on to talk about her ongoing battle with a dog rescue group that took back a dog Ellen adopted after discovering the talk show hostess had given it to her hairdresser.

Tonight's TMZ TV has all the latest on the developing story. Watch today's episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" to see the rest of her passionate plea.


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Watching this video of Ellen Degeneres crying made me cry as well. I love dogs. I believe that if someone cannot take care of a dog or cat, and she knows someone who can provide a loving home, then they should be allowed to have the dog. What I think she should've done is tell the rescue organization she bought Iggy from that she's going to another home, that Ellen and Portia aren't able to care for the dog, that the cats don't get along with the dog.

1262 days ago

JoAnn Overbeck    

Im definately with you Ellen, I have 3 dogs Sara,Chico just heinz variety and a full blooded Yorke also have 3 cats,Coco Cupcake full blooded siamese and China just a stray cat who found her way to our home and I love them and call them my kids.( I also have 7 children all grown and on their own)also raised a grandaughter and they tease me about my babies but I love them as if they were real people and i wouldn't trade them for a millon dollars. I love you Ellen and keep your chin up , the heck with these animal haters that don't know what they are missing.

1170 days ago

JoAnn Overbeck    

Ellen: these animal*****ers don't know what they are missing so ignore their comments, I have 3 dogs and 3 cats and I wouldn't take a million dollars for any of them. they are my true friends, Love you and your show.

1170 days ago
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