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'16 & Pregnant' Whitney Purvis

Someone Gave My Dog Away

10/6/2015 11:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1006-main-whitney-purvis-facebook-01"16 and Pregnant" star Whitney Purvis says her adorable Boston Terrier Chumpy ran away and was adopted by a new family before she even had a chance to look for him, so she's fighting the rescue shelter to get the pooch back.

Purvis says Chumpy was being watched by neighbors while she was on vacation when he ran away.

Animal control says they picked up a Boston Terrier Sept. 23 and kept him for the 3-day stray hold. No one claimed him, so the dog went to Boston Terrier Rescue of East Tennessee and someone adopted him.

Whitney says BTRET refused to ante up the name of Chumpy's new fam. 

BTRET claims they did everything by the book, adding the dog wasn't tagged or microchipped.

Here's where the story doesn't add up ... animal control says it picked the dog up Sept. 23, the day before Whitney left for her trip ... so someone's lying.

We get all the fuss ... Chumpy's a cutie!


Miley Cyrus

Topless Fans Wait

While Miley Pigs Out

10/2/2015 6:43 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Miley Cyrus fans have the same gimmick as the singer herself ... a gimmick they believe will stop her in her tracks.

A few loyal fans were waiting outside the 'Tonight Show' Thursday, while Miley jawboned with Jimmy about her pet pig ... a pig that is vegan and apparently grossly overweight.

Miley isn't afraid to judge the relative virtues between dog and pig poop.


Falcon Suicide

Bird Flies Off

... Directly Into Huge Truck

10/1/2015 9:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Much like Icarus, this pet falcon flew too close to the sun ... but in this case, the sun was a massive truck speeding down a highway.


The Rock

The Pup I Saved Died

Victim of Toxic Mushroom

9/29/2015 2:13 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0929-the-rock-dog-dies-INSTAGRAM-01Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson saved his dog once from death, but his second attempt failed.

The Rock's bulldog pup Brutus was put down Monday night after eating a poisonous mushroom in the family's backyard. The mushroom was so toxic, the dog's liver shut down within hours.

The Rock says the dog was on life-support, but after consulting with vets he decided to let Brutus go.

You'll recall earlier this month, Brutus fell in the pool and The Rock jumped in to save him.

Rock said, "We'll always love you Brutus ... and you'll always be my lil' main man and rough housing Brute."

RIP Brutus


Ohio State's Ezekiel Elliott

Dognappers Collared

After Jacking RB's Beloved Pooch

9/29/2015 7:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0929-ezekiel-elliot-twitterGreat news for Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott -- the adorable dog that was STOLEN from his home has been found ... and cops nabbed the people suspected of the dognapping. 

Elliott and his father Stacy begged the public for help when their dog Chase -- an Alaskan Malamute-German Shepherd mix -- was stolen from the family home in Columbus, Ohio on Sunday. 

The scumbags who took Chase reportedly cut through a fenced off area to snatch the pooch. 

But things turned around Tuesday morning -- when someone found Chase chained to a nearby fence and returned him to the Elliotts! 

Cops identified and apprehended the perps -- but according to FOX 28 in Ohio (and tipped our way from our friends at BSO), the Elliotts decided NOT to press charges. 

Milkshake Squirrel

It's Got A Serious Sweet Tooth!!

9/23/2015 10:34 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Surviving on the streets of New York City ain't easy, but a Big Apple squirrel's got the hard knock life all figured out ... curing its sugar craving with a milkshake.

The squirrel displays serious street smarts ... removing the lid and straw like it was born in the same lab that gave Spiderman its powers.

Somewhere, pizza rat is kicking himself he didn't get to this can first. 

Shake Shack had their own thoughts on the squirrel video, tweeting "The heart wants what it wants."

Real question ...

Pizza Time

Rat Drags Slice

Into New York Subway

9/21/2015 3:06 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

What is New York City famous for? Rats and pizza ... and this video has both.

This little guy must have really been jonesing for a slice ... opting for carry out instead of delivery.

Everyone loves NYC pizza ... even disgusting, disease spreading vermin.

Tori Spelling

My Tiny Dog

Has Gone Missing!

9/21/2015 9:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0921-tori-spelling-dog-Boss-Blink-News-01Tori Spelling's 6 lb. pup is missing and she's offering a reward for its return.

The former "Beverly Hills, 90210" star posted fliers around her Calabasas neighborhood pleading for information about her long-haired terrier mix named Mitzi. 

Tori says the dog is microchipped and has an ID collar, but the contact info is outdated. The situation's even more frantic because Mitzi needs medication.

Tori says she's set up an email address for info about the dog ...

The Spelling fam doesn't have the best history with dogs -- a pit bull they were boarding nearly bit the dust last year because the bill went unpaid.




Bear Climbs 3 Story Building

9/17/2015 1:03 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Spider-Bear ... Spider-Bear ... does whatever a Spider-Bear does.

A condo dweller in Gatlinburg, TN saw something you don't see everyday ... a curious bear scaling a 3 story building.

Luckily for us, the freaked out resident was able to grab some footage of this furry guy's trip up and down the condo. 

Make sure to lock your back patios before watching this clip.

Freaked Out Fishermen

Killer Whales Chase Fishing Boat

9/16/2015 9:31 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Orcas are called killer whales for a reason ... so when they're pissed off and you're in their turf, you better hightail it out of there ... just like what these fishermen had to do.

Two fishermen were in for the scare of their lives while fishing in San Diego, CA last week ... having to escape from a pod of irritated orcas.

They say there were about 30 killer whales surrounding them before they were forced to jet back to shore ... with a few of them actually chasing their boat.

And we thought sharks were the main things to worry about in the ocean.


Celebrity Pet Shop

9/11/2015 4:19 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Dogs and cats are nice and all ... but some celebs in Hollywood like their pets to be a little more exotic.

Pigeons, swans and tigers ... oh my!

Fun Times

Family Of Bears

Relaxing On A Hammock

9/10/2015 3:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Carol Harrington got quite the startle when she looked out into her backyard and saw a family of bears playing around on her hammock.

Mama bear and her two cubs needed some time to chill out in this scorching weather in Warren County, New Jersey.

Every family needs a little time to relax … even if it's a family of bears.

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