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Lattimer from 'The Program'

I GOT MY DOGS BACK!!!

9/14/2012 2:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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"The Program" star Andrew Bryniarski has finally reunited with his 25 beloved puppies -- after animal cruelty charges against the actor were dropped yesterday, TMZ has learned.

TMZ broke the story ... Santa Monica police arrested Bryniarski last weekend, claiming he had left 25 starving dogs unattended in a mobile home that smelled like urine.

But yesterday, the charges were dropped because the dogs all checked out "healthy and happy" ... as Bryniarski had insisted from the beginning, claiming he was raising the dogs for adoption.

Bryniarski picked up his dogs moments ago at the Santa Monica Animal Shelter, where they had been staying since his arrest, and the emotional reunion was all caught on tape.

Check out the footage ... it's adorable.

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Phishie from Philly    

You it your dogs back now you can get your career back?
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The real Phishie from Philly

582 days ago
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Phishie from Philly    

You got your dogs back now you can get your career back?
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The real Phishie from Philly

582 days ago
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NazareneChristopher    

Now he has to go home and smack his wife in the eye and drank a six pack of bear Yeee haaaa

582 days ago
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nh    

Those dogs look healthy and happy, and he seems genuinely thrilled to have them back. What a shock to have been arrested for animal cruelty when he's a real animal advocate...

582 days ago
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Arcadia Rink    

Congratulations on getting your dogs back and for the outstanding job you are doing taking care of them. Best wishes!

582 days ago
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Sonja    

I'll admit it, I thought puppy mill/animal hoarder situation. Glad I was wrong and all has worked out for him and the dogs.

582 days ago
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Santo    

Now I remember where I've seen this guy. He was Christopher Walken's son (I know, weird) in Batman Returns.

582 days ago
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Proud2bBlack    

Why not take in 25 human beings and make their life a little better. Too many people love their damn animals more than humans. We were put on this earth to help each other, animals were created to survive on their own.

582 days ago
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Mary    

Somebody, somewhere actually took a case on its merit and did the right thing? Wow.
It's a good thing he's doing. Godspeed.

582 days ago
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I am Spartacus    

He's been in a lot of things including all the 90s classic football movies, he was in Batman Returns, The Program, Any Given Sunday, Necessary Roughness, Higher Learning and he was Leatherface in the newer Texas Chainsaw Massacres.

582 days ago
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mel    

This is just sad. If people are abusing their pets then animal control do your job. If they are not leave them the hell alone. I can sympathize with this story. I raise shihtzu. I only have 8 and animal control came out with pd like there was some sort of abuse. I went in and got my vet bills. All my pets had been spayed and neutered. Were fat and healthy plus well groomed. Only thing was that two of them needed booster shots which I got the next day. But it was a big ordeal & when I think of it it pisses me off. Good luck to this guy on getting his babies back.

582 days ago
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Rob    

he should be on Sons of Anarchy..
they could even poke fun at his love of little dogs, and make it part of his character.

582 days ago
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Latch Johnson    

He was a beast in the program. Now he looks like he needs to be put down.

582 days ago
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TypicalGrrrl    

"...raising the dogs for adoption"???
One raises dogs to sell.
One adopts dogs in need.
Dude's an irresponsible breeder at the best and a mill-on-wheels at worst.

582 days ago
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J    

Hi haters--he's a cool dude-yes I have met him and sometimes even hang with him at concerts or in Hollywood-he's probably working more than you trolls posting negative stuff--he's rescuing dogs-- If anyone has a problem with that-get a life-start by trying to doing something good-like him

582 days ago
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