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Lattimer from 'The Program'

I Don't Abuse Dogs


9/12/2012 8:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0912_andrew_bryniarskidog_photo_launchThe guy who played Lattimer in the 1993 football flick "The Program" tells TMZ ... his animal cruelty arrest is total BS ... claiming the 25 dogs discovered in his Santa Monica mobile home are "rescues" that he was trying to place with loving families.

TMZ broke the story ... Andrew Bryniarski and his GF were arrested Saturday night after cops say they were neglecting the animals -- noting that several of the Pomeranians appeared sick and starving -- and claiming the home smelled like urine.

But Bryniarski says the cops are lying -- telling us, "Nobody cares for my dogs better than I do, or finds them better homes. These are lies ... and the only thing that smells like piss or maybe sh*t is the story from the Santa Monica Police Department."

Bryniarski tells TMZ ... "We bought the RV as a mobile adoption unit about a week ago to find good, forever homes for the majority of the poms, all of which we have raised ourselves or rescued."

So why would the cops make up the story? Bryniarski claims the City of Santa Monica doesn't want RVs posted up in the nice part of town ... and is doing anything they can to drive them out.

As for the dogs, we've learned all 25 are currently being held at the Santa Monica Animal Shelter ... but Bryniarski tells us he's doing everything in his power to get them back ASAP.

10:50 AM PT -- A spokesperson for the Santa Monica PD tell us ... cops do not have an anti-RV agenda ... and only responded to Andrew's motor home after receiving multiple calls from tipsters who had suspected animal abuse.


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He is a hoarder! He may have started out wanting to help but this has taken a drastic turn.

779 days ago


Regarding the andrew bryniarski dog scandal story:
I find it strange that if he is rescue that he has any dogs that are not spayed and neutered, I am very involved in rescue and we fix dogs at age of 4 months. Also does he have a 501-cs and have a foundation or non-profit set up? I think he could be a hoarder or is a puppy mill breeder on wheels. Just what we need in Los Angeles.

779 days ago

oh holland    

No legitimate rescuer says he "raises" dogs. Sounds like Bryniarski and his shack-up have their own mobile puppy mill going on. Pom puppies are nearly impossible to find other than from crap-hole breeders like this pair seems to be.

779 days ago


Andy totally sales these dogs got proof he is a total s***bag coked out loser !

779 days ago


The dogs do not look like they are starving or neglected to me. They look very healthy overall.

778 days ago
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