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Ellen DeGeneres

Calls Cops in Attempt to

Rescue Abused Puppy

7/14/2013 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Ellen DeGeneres wants to save a 3-month old puppy from an owner accused of kicking the animal and swinging it around by its leash ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us Ellen reached out to the LAPD this week to inquire about a French Bulldog puppy that was rescued last weekend.

Police arrested the guy who owns the puppy after a witness reported seeing him slam the pooch on a sidewalk, drag and kick him ... and then swing him on his leash like a yo-yo.

We're told Ellen was doing the good samaritan thing -- asking cops if she could do anything to help ... and making sure the pup goes to a good home.

Here's the problem -- legally, the animal has to be held at a shelter for 30 days while the courts deal with the owner ... and there's a chance he could get the puppy back.

If the alleged dog-hater does lose custody ... would Ellen consider adopting?

We reached out to her reps, but no word back.

59 COMMENTS

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1.

IwuvTMZ    

Ruff ruff!

434 days ago
2.

Laurin    

Good for her. She's a great person.

434 days ago
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mr.howell     

This A-hole should go to jail for hurting this poor dog!..

434 days ago
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Azi    

I think they should let Ellen take the puppy temporarily under a "foster care" program. She has the heart of a saint and yes that is coming from AZI.

Meanwhile the current owners/abusers name should be made public, for I am confident he would be persuaded to relinquish all ownership rights.

434 days ago
5.

NOT ELMO    

i Don't like Ellen-D...

434 days ago
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Sugah    

This wretched person should NEVER get that little dog back. Cruelty and the damage he did to a little puppy like that makes him a horrible person and a criminal. I have a French Bulldog grandpuppy and she is the sweetest, most loving and lovable dog I have ever had in my life. I don't know how anyone could hurt their dog.. especially not one that is truly nothing but LOVE on 4 legs!!!!

434 days ago
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miss b    

Ellen & the dog look the same.

434 days ago
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Susanlsmith    

The punishment for abusing animals really needs to be much harsher ,it's basically a slap on the wrist and A joke

434 days ago
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ohboy    

Amazing that this guy could actually regain ownership of that puppy. Simply amazing. Gays and minorities get equal rights, but animals still put up with senseless abuse everyday and no laws are changed to make their lives better. The guy dragged this dog to the point it's claws were nubs, yet he is rewarded with a 30-day probationary period. Felony animal abuse should have AUTOMATIC consequences, not a probation period to see if he is still a "suitable" owner. Ridiculous.

434 days ago
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6one9    

Hope someone does this to this dudes FACE!!
Priiiiiiiick!!

434 days ago
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DeeMaree    

Poor little pup. People like this should have a tat put in the middle of their forehead id ing them as animal abusers so they can't ever have another animal. Now we just need to decide on what the tat will be.

434 days ago
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TT    

Poor doggie, no offense but live stream on the dog? What about the glee star? Shouldn't that be bigger priority?

434 days ago
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Gretel    

If he'd do that to a dog in public I'd keep him away from children, the elderly, and the mentally challenged. I'd also check missing persons and unsolved murders in the area. Kill that fcker.

434 days ago
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Truth    

OH MAN.. DELETE THAT DAMN VIDEO. THAT SH*T IS ON AUTO-START. TMZ ARE MORONS! #TRUTH!!

434 days ago
15.

Jon    

Good for Ellen at least she tries to do good with her fame & money unlike the owner of TMZ.

434 days ago
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