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Cesar Millan Officials Investigating Possible Animal Cruelty

3/10/2016 6:40 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0310_Cops-at-Cesars-Dog-Psychology-Center_WMCesar Millan is under investigation for possible animal cruelty ... and officials are currently at his dog psychology center ... TMZ has learned.

L.A. County Animal Control tells us their major case unit, along with the sheriff, are currently at Millan's dog training center in Santa Clarita, CA after numerous complaints flooded in when Millan's show, "Cesar 911," showcased a dog attacking and injuring a pig during a training session.

0310_Cops-at-Cesars-Dog-Psychology-Center_WM-3We're told officials want to question Millan about the pig's current location and well-being.

We're told after investigators have questioned Cesar and employees ... they'll present their findings to the D.A.

Cops are on scene ... but so far have not made contact with Cesar.

Story developing ...

Salma Hayek Furious Cops Sided with Neighbor In Dog's Death

3/1/2016 1:49 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0301_salma-hayek_dog_instagramSalma Hayek was outraged when cops told her they would not take action against the neighbor who shot and killed her dog ... TMZ has learned.

We broke the story ... police in Yelm, Washington closed out their investigation into the death of Salma's beloved 9-year-old dog Mozart, after concluding the dog had trespassed on the neighbor's property and was trying to attack his dogs. The neighbor shot Mozart with a pellet gun to scare him off.

Cops tell us Salma couldn't believe cops were letting her neighbor skate, insisting her dogs NEVER trespassed on the guy's land.  

Here's Salma's problem. Her caretaker is the one who walked the dogs everyday, and she fessed up to cops the dogs routinely moseyed onto the neighbor's property and got into it with his dogs.

It's unclear if Salma plans to press the issue, but we do know when cops first met with her after Mozart died, her lawyer was present.

Salma was determined to get to the bottom of Mozart's death ... we're told she had a necropsy performed.

Salma Hayek Cops Say Neighbor Had Right to Shoot Dog

2/29/2016 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0228-salma-hayek-dog-TMZ-INSTAGRAM-01Salma Hayek's beloved dog was shot and killed by a neighbor, TMZ has learned, and cops have closed the case because the dog was trespassing on his property.

As we reported, Salma's 9-year-old dog, Mozart, was found dead last week at her Washington state ranch.

Cops launched an investigation and tell us Salma's neighbor confessed to shooting the dog, but there were extenuating circumstances. The neighbor told police he was sick of her dogs coming onto his property and attacking his dogs, which he says happened every time Salma's caretaker took the pets for a walk. 

The neighbor told cops... several of Salma's dogs were in his garage on the day in question ... and he used a pellet gun to scare the animals away. The neighbor said he had no intention of killing any of the animals and cops also believe the pellet gun ordinarily would not be lethal.

Police have closed the investigation since the dogs were on the neighbors property.  

Wiz Khalifa New BFF is Young, Wild and Free ... Furry Too!

2/19/2016 1:22 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0219-wiz-khalifa-puppy-SD-BULLIES-01Wiz Khalifa is all about bullies -- he's expanding his fur fam with a rare mini English Bulldog named Max.

A rep for SD Bullies -- a popular Bulldog rescuer and breeder -- tells us Wiz hit them up to find a little bro for his 3-year-old Bulldog, Vincent.

Max just met Wiz and he's already living the high life. The 12-week-old pup was privately chauffeured on Thursday from San Diego to L.A.

SD Bullies wouldn't say how much Wiz shelled out, but rare, exotic breeds are their specialty. Translation: Max did NOT come cheap. We're told a similar dog could fetch $10-20k.

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Justin Bieber I'm Adopting Another Primate ... Monkey Org Goes Ape

2/19/2016 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0218-justin-bieber-primate-sanctuary-TMZ-01Justin Bieber has been called "foolish" and "irresponsible" by a monkey protection organization that is indignant over his vow to adopt another pet primate.

Bieber now says "monkeys are awesome" and he wants another one, with this proviso ... "Just gotta make sure I got a house and it stays in the f***ing house ... I'm not gonna bring him to Germany."

The Deutschland reference ... in 2013 he took his monkey, Mally, to Germany where customs officials confiscated it after Bieber didn't have the proper documents. He never tried retrieving it.

Now the North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance is lashing out, warning Biebs getting another primate "will prove dangerous to both you and your monkey, as well as irresponsible when it comes to your public following."

The org pleads, "Please do not repeat this foolish endeavor."

NAPSA wants the word out that monkeys carry disease and turn hostile when owners try to domesticate them, telling Bieber, "It is simply not possible to fulfill the unique needs of your monkey within a private home."

And that says it all. 

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Joanna Krupa Crying Wolf for REAL in the Hollywood Hills!

2/15/2016 12:55 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Joanna Krupa wants so badly to save an animal she thinks is part wolf ... she's willing to sit face-to-face with it ... in the wild. 

Krupa tells TMZ she first saw the creature in the Hollywood Hills more than a week ago. She thinks it's part wolf, part dog and noticed it was bleeding -- so she started feeding it daily.

Her plan is to gain the animal's trust and then capture it and take it to a vet for treatment, but that won't be easy. She says dog rescue people have seen her video and think it could be up to 70% wolf ... which would also make it more dangerous to approach.

If it turns out to be domesticated, Joanna says she might adopt it or help it find a safe home through Lockwood Animal Rescue Center in Ventura.

Do NOT try this in your own backyard.

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YouTube Star Rhett McLaughlin I Got a New 'Poo ... and It's Adorable!

2/14/2016 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0208_rhett_puppy_Wylder’s-Holistic-Pet-CenterRhett McLaughlin -- one half of the famous YouTube duo Rhett and Link -- just expanded his family ... by a couple of pounds.

Rhett and his wife Jessie got a maltipoo pup named Lola from Wylder's Holistic Pet Center and Rescue in Studio City, CA.

Sources at Wylder's tell us Jessie came in last week by herself at first, but immediately fell in love with Lola and called Rhett to get over there with their sons, STAT -- and sealed the deal on the spot.

We're told the fam dropped nearly a grand on toys and girly outfits for Lola. They also made a donation to the store's rescue efforts.

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Lauren Conrad Sued She's a Dognapper!

2/4/2016 4:54 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0204-lauren-conrad-tmz-01"The Hills" star Lauren Conrad is guilty of jacking 2 surfing dogs for use on her website ... according to a new lawsuit.

Okay, LC didn't walk off with the actual pups -- Incredible Features Inc. says she merely stole 2 photos of the athletic pets, and slapped them up on her website. 

As lawsuits go, it's a pretty entertaining read. IFI says, "In the dog eat dog world of online content ... Lauren Conrad, a sophisticated website operator, is cognizant of the value of high-quality photography." IFI says it owns the images that are now on her site.

0204_lauren_conrad_dog_subThe suit points out Lauren's site isn't a blog but a "commercial enterprise through which Conrad shills her Kohl's clothing line amongst other things." 

Kohl's cheap shot aside -- IFI wants Lauren to take down the images, and it wants any profits she earned on the dogs' backs. We've reached out to LC ... no word back yet.

Iman Back Walkin' the Dog After Bowie's Death

2/3/2016 9:52 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0203-main-iman-getty-01David Bowie's wife Iman put on a brave face walking the family pooch Tuesday in NYC.

It's the first time Iman's been seen in public since Bowie passed away last month from cancer. She tooled around her Soho neighborhood and, gotta say ... she looks amazing.

Hard to believe she's 60 ... dog's cute too.

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INXS Bassist My Neighbor Had Beef with My Boxer And Beat Me Up

1/21/2016 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0120-inxs-garry-gettyINXS bassist Garry Beers says he got his ass kicked by an angry neighbor who flew into a rage after Beers' boxer dared to step onto the neighbor's property ... so claims the musician. 

Beers says it went down in the San Fernando Valley when he was walking his boxer Evie and the dog slipped out of its collar onto Robert McGuigan's property. Beers says McGuigan went nuclear, repeatedly kicking him in the face while calling him a "motherf*****."

Beers says before the attack he had assured McGuigan Evie was friendly, but McGuigan's dog starting acting up and the situation exploded.

What's especially galling for Beers ... he says McGuigan is new to the neighborhood and is acting like a bully. In fact Beers says he and his wife saw McGuigan a few weeks later at a park and the neighbor threatened to "finish things."

Beers got a restraining order requiring McGuigan to stay 100 yards clear of him and his family.

BTW ... Beers also filed a lawsuit against McGuigan, saying he's in a new "supergroup" called Stadium and is unable to play or compose music since the beating. 

Miley Cyrus Liam's House Goes to the Dogs

1/19/2016 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0118_miley_liam_pets-tmz_instagramLiam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus are shacking up, and Liam isn't getting one new roommate ... he's getting 5.

Miley moved into her former, and possibly current fiance's Malibu home last week and we've learned she brought her four dogs along.

They now have SIX DOGS between them ... not counting Miley's other pets.

The two aren't without help -- Liam has a couple of extra hands who live with him and they're all sharing in doggie responsibilities. 

Miley may be cashing in on a debt, because she watched one of Liam's dogs a couple months ago while he was away. 

Miley Cyrus ... Must Love Dogs.

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SF 49ers Sued for Booting Service Dog and Owner

1/9/2016 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

The San Francisco 49ers booted a fan and his service dog from Levi's Stadium which made the fan have a seizure ... according to the lawsuit he's now filed against the team.

James Hilburn says he and his Alaskan malamute, Bear, had no problems entering the Niners-Cardinals game on November 29 -- the ticket taker let them in, no questions asked. In his suit, Hilburn says he suffers myoclonic dystonia ... which causes seizures. Bear is trained to alert him and people nearby when one is about to hit.

In the lawsuit, James says once he entered the staidum, police and security guards surrounded him and said Bear was not allowed to be there -- and the stressful situation triggered a seizure.

TMZ Sports obtained video Hilburn's friend shot, and you can hear Bear yelping a warning. Police and stadium staff attempted to get a shuttle to pick them up, but Hilburn declined. He did end up suffering, and had to be hospitalized, according to his lawyer Mark Thomas.

Hilburn wants the team to pay for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act.

We reached out to the 49ers who told us they do not comment on pending litigation.

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'Mike & Molly' Star I Lost a Show But Gained a Pup!!!

1/7/2016 10:09 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0106-mike-molly-wylders-holistic-pet-center-01"Mike & Molly" star Billy Gardell will be an out of work actor when his show goes off the air soon ... but for Billy, it just means more free time to spend with puppies!

Gardell -- who plays Mike -- and his fam adopted a puppy this weekend from Wylder's Holistic Pet Center in Studio City, CA. Billy and his wife stopped by Sunday to just look but their son fell in love with a pup and they caved.

They named the cocker mix Buzz and dropped around a grand on the pooch and dog supplies.

CBS announced last month "Mike & Molly" has been cancelled after six seasons. The first episode of the last season aired Wednesday night.

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