Jenelle Evans Cops Have No Issues With New Dogs

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Jenelle Evans and David Eason don't have to worry about authorities coming to snatch their new pooches from their property -- at least not yet -- even though some folks are worried the pups are in bad hands. 

The Columbus County Sheriff tells TMZ ... animal control has received ZERO complaints about Jenelle and David's new dogs, and so far, the Sheriff has no reason to remove the animals from their home. 

The Sheriff's department says its investigation into David's killing of the family's old dog yielded no findings of criminal activity ... so they can't punish him and take the new pups away. 

While there's been some social media outrage after Jenelle and David posted video over the weekend of their new Anatolian shepherds ... the sheriff tells us they are NOT being flooded with calls, a stark contrast to when Jenelle revealed her dog Nugget died after David shot it.

Several breeders tell us Jenelle and David are in for a challenge training their new pets, especially if the couple had trouble training a bulldog ... we're told Anatolian shepherd dogs are known to be stubborn, hyper and strong biters ... and they're a lot to handle if you're not brushed up on the breed. 

Jenelle and David say they picked the dogs to protect their livestock ... but breeders tell us the dogs needed to be trained from a young age, otherwise they could kill the chickens themselves. 

Jenelle Evans & David Eason Get Two New Pups 2 Days After She Told Us They Had No Dogs

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Jenelle Evans and David Eason appear to have snapped up a couple of new pooches ... just days after she told us on camera there were no dogs in their possession.

David posted a video Sunday introducing Buddy and Junior -- two Anatolian Shepherds they've welcomed to the family -- and went on to explain that the dogs were brought in to help protect their chickens and livestock ... which apparently get attacked pretty often.

In his description of the dogs, David wrote ... "They are one of the most unique types of dog I have ever seen and have the best temperament and disposition of any dog I have ever owned. They are a livestock guardian  breed and do not mind eating and sleeping with all our animals on The Land!" 

The dogs seem to have been on Jenelle and David's property since at least Saturday -- one of the dogs appears to have been captured on video posted to her Instagram story from that day.

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Interestingly enough, Jenelle told us  on Friday that there were currently no dogs in their possession as she struggled to explain what happened to their other family dog, Nugget, which she admitted was probably killed by David after it nipped at their 2-year-old, Ensley.

Though Jenelle did clarify to us ... she says she never told cops that David had, in fact, done the deed. The drama led to her and David temporarily losing custody of their kids. The children have since been returned after a tumultuous few months. 

The concern now is pretty obvious -- considering the family's history with dogs that mysteriously go missing, folks are worried these new doggos aren't in the best of hands. 

Daniel Sturridge Takes Dog to Lunch After Burglary ... Alleged Hero Pissed

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Soccer star Daniel Sturridge is returning to normalcy after he was reunited with his beloved dog, Lucci, following a burglary at his L.A. home ... taking his pet out for a fancy lunch date. 

But, there's a big problem behind the scenes ... because the man who claims he FOUND the dog after the incident is saying Sturridge never made good on paying reward money. 

As we previously reported, the former Liverpool striker said money was no object -- he'd pay ANY amount if someone could help him find his Pomeranian following the burglary at the L.A. home where he's been staying. 

A rapper named Killa Fame posted photos of the dog on social media after claiming his nephew spotted the dog while going to the store around 9 PM on Tuesday. 

Sturridge was eventually put in touch with Killa Fame -- and he drove up and got the dog back

The problem now ... Killa Fame claims he was expecting Sturridge to cut a $30k check for the safe return of the dog, but it never happened. 

"Honestly I’m just disappointed @DanielSturridge offer of [$30,000] is a life changing amount of money," Killa Fame tweeted ... "especially when your without a home to live in with your family."

Fame is also pissed some people are accusing him of stealing the dog -- and he made a video to clap back. 

As we previously reported, the LAPD is investigating the burglary -- but so far they have not made any arrests, only noting that Sturridge did not think the person who returned the dog had a role in stealing him in the first place.  

Jenelle Evans No Charges For Killing Dog ... I Never Told Cops It Was A PR Stunt!!!

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6:52 PM PT -- Jenelle claims the police are lying about a number of things.

She told The Hollywood Gossip she did not make a report against David, claims she never told cops it was a publicity stunt, says she can't remember if she heard a gunshot, claims her stepdaughter testified in court the story about the dog killing was true, and says police ended their investigation months ago.

Jenelle Evans' husband, David Eason, won't be charged for the killing of their family dog ... and investigators say halfway through their findings, Evans switched up her story and said the whole thing was a PR stunt. 

The Columbus County Sheriff's Office says when deputies first responded to Evans' home, she stated David took the dog outside and she heard a gunshot ... though she never saw the dog get shot. Investigators say several weeks later, during a follow-up interview, Jenelle walked her story back, saying she never even heard a gunshot and didn't know what happened to the dog.  

According to investigators, Evans claimed the whole thing was simply for publicity. However, cops say Jenelle disclosed she just wanted the whole thing to go away ... so it's possible the publicity stunt excuse was just to end the investigation and protect her family.

Cops claim they did a thorough search of the property and never found a weapon nor any blood or evidence of an animal killing. Combine that with Evans saying she made the whole thing up ... and investigation wrapped. 

As we reported ... the saga began May 1 when Jenelle claimed on social media she was heartbroken and distraught over the loss of her French bulldog, Nugget. Her husband, David, said he killed the dog because it bit the couple's 2-year-old daughter, Ensley.

The alleged dog killing had serious implications for Jenelle's family ... she temporarily lost custody of her three children in the fallout.

The Columbus County Sheriff's Office says it's closing the investigation and will not file charges against Jenelle for filing a false police report.

Originally Published -- 11:07 AM PT

Miley Cyrus Pet Pig Goes to Hog Heaven ... 'I Will Miss U Always'

Miley Cyrus' beloved pet pig, Bubba Sue, has died ... and is now gobbling down apple cores and rolling around in mud in the afterlife.

Nothing breaks like a heart of a person who loses a pet, and Miley's sharing her sadness on a series of Instagram Stories paying tribute to Bubba, aka Pig Pig.

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The singer first posted a short vid of PP going to town on what's left of an apple as she holds her over her shoulder like a baby. She wrote ... "Very sad to say...my dear friend Pig Pig has passed away....I will miss u always (pig emoji) thank you for so many laughs and good times girl."

Cyrus also shared a cute pic of Bubba as a piglet, with Miley giving her a smooch, and her cover photo for the summer 2015 issue of "Paper" magazine ... for which she posed nude and muddy with Pig Pig.

Miley adopted the sweet swine in August 2014 after her dog, Floyd, died. It's unclear what Pig Pig died from.

Cyrus still has plenty of pets to give her comfort at this difficult time -- 7 dogs, 4 horses and 3 cats ... and her hubby, Liam Hemsworth, also has a dog.

Miranda Lambert Random Genero$ity Goes a Long Way ... at Mass. Animal Shelter

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Miranda Lambert's playing fairy godmother to a bunch of dogs and cats desperately seeking homes ... and they're finding 'em thanks to ML's surprise donation.

The country star gifted a few thousand dollars to Scituate Animal Shelter in Plymouth County, Massachusetts. It might not sound like a lot, but executive director Maryann Regan tells us Miranda's donation is allowing them to waive adoption fees, and that's getting a lot more people in the door to find pets.  

The unexpected boost to biz was set in motion when Maryann was sifting through her mail back in March when she happened upon a letter and certificate personally signed by Miranda.

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The letter was from Miranda's MuttNation Foundation ... a nonprofit the Grammy winner co-founded with her mom 10 years ago to promote the adoption of shelter animals. It also donates money and other resources to well-run shelters.

Scituate is a first-time recipient of Miranda's generosity, and Maryann says they earmarked the donation to help increase adoptions during the summer, which is typically when shelters are most packed.

Maryann says during summer time the shelter's lucky if it can get 2 animals into forever homes a day -- however they're tripling that rate, thanks in large part to Miranda's donation which eliminates fees ranging from $100 to $250. The special kicked off last week and runs through next week. 

And they call it puppy, and kitty, love ...

Ryan Gosling Lucky Dog!!!

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11:29 AM PT -- Eva Mendes just posted on Instagram a pic of the pooch they've named Lucho. He's a rescue ... courtesy of Friends for Life Rescue Network. Awesome!! 

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Doggonit ... even when Ryan Gosling runs errands it's dreamy.

The "First Man" star was out Tuesday giving his new pooch -- which appears to be a Doberman -- a look at life in the lap of luxury .... with a good grooming sesh in Beverly Hills. Now get this ... most owners clip the Doberman's ears and tail ... a process dubbed dock and crop. But, it appears Ryan's taken the road less traveled and opted NOT to do that.

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Some think docking and cropping your dog is not particularly humane just to give it a certain look. So, props to Ryan for keeping it real. BTW ... it appears Ryan got the Doberman sometime earlier this year ... and just over 2 years after his beloved George died.

Ryan was incredibly close to his mixed-breed dog .... which died in December 2016 at the age of 17. The movie star had said in the past George wasn't a real dog and once said, "I think he felt like being a dog was beneath him" because George wouldn't do tricks or sit on command.

George reportedly followed Ryan to just about every film set he's done throughout the course of his career. Maybe this Doberman's got his future all planned out too.

Soccer Star Daniel Sturridge I Got My Dog Back!! ... No Ransom Paid

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7:51 AM PT -- Law enforcement sources tell us ... Sturridge is adamant he did NOT pay a ransom because he believes the person who returned the dog is not connected to the burglars. Still unclear how this person came into possession of the dog. 

We're also told cops obtained surveillance video from a neighbor which shows multiple men in hoodies leaving the home the night of the burglary and fleeing in a black car. 

We're told none of the suspects have been identified -- cops are still hunting for more video and more leads. 

Great news for UK soccer star Daniel Sturridge -- who was REUNITED with his beloved Pomeranian after the dog was jacked from his L.A. home Monday in an apparent burglary. 

The 29-year-old, who's been staying in a home in West Hollywood, had gone to social media to beg for his dog's safe return -- saying he'd pay ANY ransom money to get his pet back ... "It don't matter the cost."

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But, Wednesday morning, Sturridge got a call from someone who claimed they had found little Lucci ... and wanted to return him. 

The LAPD tells TMZ Sports ... Sturridge is now in possession of the dog and he told cops he doesn't believe the person who returned the pet is the one who stole him in the first place. 

Unclear if Sturridge paid the ransom money or how the person who returned the dog got possession of Lucci in the first place. 

Cops say no arrests have been made in the case. Unclear if cops have identified any suspects. 

Sturridge had posted footage after the burglary showing a smashed door in his home -- the apparent entry point where the bad guys broke in. 

The soccer star also claims the burglars took other personal items from the house. Unclear if those other items have also been located. 

Sturridge recently played for Liverpool and has reportedly made more than $40 million in his pro soccer career. 

Originally published -- 6:40 AM PT

Soccer Star Daniel Sturridge Dog Stolen In L.A. Home Burglary 'I'll Pay Anything, I Want Him Back'

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Ex-Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is begging the scumbags who STOLE HIS DOG during a burglary in L.A. to return his beloved pet ... saying he'll pay ANYTHING to get him back. 

The 29-year-old English soccer star says his adorable Pomeranian named Lucci was taken from his West Hollywood home on Monday night, along with other personal items. 

He posted video of the smashed door where the thieves likely broke in. 

"I want to know who took my sh*t. I want to know what's went on. I want to know why they've took my dog. I want to know why they've took bags from upstairs. I want to know what the f*ck's going on. I'm dead serious."

Sturridge says money is no object -- he's reportedly made more than $40 MILLION in his career -- and he's willing to crack open his wallet to get his 4-legged friend back. 

"Whoever knows who broke into my crib, I'll pay you anything. I'm dead serious," Sturridge says.

We reached out to the LAPD and they told us they're actively investigating the break-in -- but have no leads at this time. 

Hopefully someone in the area has surveillance video. Story developing ... 

In the meantime, there's a special place in hell for people who steal dogs. 

'A Dog's Way Home' Dog Owners Pay Up in PETA Suit ... We Were Wrong, Doggonit!!!

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PETA's celebrating a legal W that it hopes will be a big step in putting an end to using live animals in movies ... and it got some cash to boot.

The animal rights org will receive a "substantial payment" from Paws for Effect, the company that trained the puppy, Shelby, for her starring role in "A Dog's Way Home" ... which came out in January.

We broke the story ... Shelby's owners sued PETA for defamation in February, claiming the organization went on a smear campaign against Paws alleging it had racked up citations under the Animal Welfare Act.

Paws claimed PETA was wrong and was lying, but now the company's officially walked it back and has asked the court to dismiss the case.

According to the legal docs, obtained by TMZ, Paws now says what PETA accused it of was "substantially true" and admits it has "on several occasions over a period of several years been cited by the United States Department of Agriculture for violations of the federal Animal Welfare Act."

Paws offered to pay for PETA's legal fees and then some, and PETA accepted. PETA says Paws has also pledged to not exhibit or broker wild animals as part of its business in the future.

PETA's Senior VP, Lisa Lange, adds that the org is "pleased to have one less player involved in such exploitation" and vows to "keep exposing exhibitors' behind-the-scenes conduct until Hollywood ends the use of live animals and embraces the many types of realistic and humane alternatives."

As we reported ... the 'Dog's Way Home' controversy followed an even bigger scandal with its predecessor, "A Dog's Purpose," in which video showed a terrified German Shepherd being forced into water while filming.

Wag! Dog Walker App Sued Over Stolen, Abused Pets ... Using Olivia Munn to Calm Owners

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Wag! dog walking app promises to put your pets in the hands of the best walkers, but comes up way short and then dangles Olivia Munn as a shiny object to quiet upset owners ... according to a new lawsuit.

Dog lovers probably already know, but for the rest of you ... Wag! is an app that hooks up dog owners with nearby dog walkers -- strictly for walking pets. It ain't Tinder. 

The problem in the eyes of one user, Barbara Meli, is the app is hiring untrustworthy people to walk your dogs -- and some pet owners are paying the ultimate price. 

In the suit, Meli says she got suspicious after attempting to hire a walker through the app -- there was very little info about the suggested walker -- so she hired an attorney to launch an investigation. She claims they discovered Wag! walkers lost at least 11 dogs from 2015 to 2018, and several more just last month.

She says the recent case of a dog named Benny in NYC is a prime example. After Benny went missing ... Wag! sent Olivia Munn to meet Benny's owners and to minimize the bad press. Later that week, Benny was found at a Wag! walker's home.

According to the suit, Wag! claims to use a "robust vetting process that includes application and verification process, a third party background check, an online test covering dog safety." They claim only 10 percent of applicants make it through the rigorous checks.

Meli's suing Wag! -- not Olivia -- for falsely advertising it's giving you the best walkers possible ... while also stuffing its user agreement with disclaimers that say IF a walker screws up, it's not on Wag! and you can't sue. 

World's Ugliest Dog Scamp the Tramp is Your Champ!!!

Nineteen very good boys and girls duked it out to see who could really make the crowd say "Woof" ... and in the end, a mangy mutt was crowned World's Ugliest Dog.

The competition was held Friday night at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds & Event Center, and this year's winner is a former stray pooch who goes by the name Scamp the Tramp ... and he was runner-up last year!

According to his bio ... "no amount of conditioner can calm" Scamp's matted and messy fur. His owner says she rescued him at the "last hour" from an L.A. animal shelter, and it's been a match made in heaven.

Scamp has been a pet therapist at a senior center for 7 years, and also listens to first graders read stories on a weekly basis. Now, he can add celebrity status to his bio too -- he appeared on the "Today" show Monday morn.

In addition to his new title, Scamp took home a trophy and $1,500 ... which will be matched in a donation split between the Humane Society of Sonoma County, Angels Fund, and Compassion Without Borders.

As for the other dogs ... there was a lot of cute and ugly to go around. A 3-year-old Pekingese with a wild tongue aptly named Wild Thang took second place, and a rescue pup named Tostito -- who's missing his lower jaw -- came in third.

Give all these dogs a bone!

Taylor Swift Benjamin Button Cat Squad Official ... He's Got Papers!!!

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Taylor Swift's newest pet is on the family payroll now -- so get out there and start working, Benjamin Button!

Swiftees already know Taylor filed docs to trademark her first 2 cats -- Meredith Grey and Olivia Benson -- but she didn't want to leave the new cat out in the cold. That's right, she's now added BB to the squad.

According to the new docs ... Taylor's applied for the trademark, "Meredith, Olivia & Benjamin Swift." The legal move now opens the door for Taylor to cash in on every kind of merch imaginable -- clothing and phone accessories, toys, luggage, home furnishings, key rings, arts and crafts kits, ornaments, glassware, coloring books, magazines, etc ...

You get the picture ... she can now milk these cats for all they're worth, and then some.

And yes, cats have nipples.

Meredith and Olivia made their merch debuts last year ... so this is old hat for those cats.

Taylor adopted Benjamin earlier this year after they met on the set of her "ME!" music video.

Welcome to the squad, Benny.

Mally Mall Sues State Farm ... Pay Me $300k for My Saber-Toothed Tiger Head!!!

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Mally Mall thinks State Farm makes for a terrible neighbor, claiming the insurance company's screwing him out of big bucks ... like $300k for his saber-toothed tiger head!!!

According to a new suit ... the hip-hop producer went with State Farm for a policy to cover his property in 2016, but after an unfortunate series of events -- a house fire and 2 subsequent thefts -- it failed to pony up the money he thinks he's owed ... specifically for the extinct cat head he says he lost.

As for why State Farm's to blame -- Mally claims he trusted his agent to get him properly covered a few months before his Vegas home caught fire and damaged his master bedroom, master bath, safe room and media room ... but the guy vastly underinsured him.

Mall claims the fire caused him to cut power to his home, which disabled his security system, and led to 2 separate thefts in the months afterward ... so he filed claims for property loss for the fire and the thefts.

Here's how he says he got screwed -- Mally claims his agent set his policy limits way too low ... and as a result, State Farm paid well over a million dollars LESS than his actual losses. For the thefts, Mall says the company also refused to cover various luxury items he owned ... like the tiger head.

He's suing for breach of contract, negligence and unfair practices in settling claims ... and wants big damages and attorney's fees.

Post Malone Spotted Going Wild ... at South Africa Safari Park!!!

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Post Malone could NOT look more ecstatic living life in the wild.

The rapper and his crew are currently in South Africa getting in on all the touristy stuff. They all hit up the popular Lion & Safari Park in Broederstroom, South Africa and got a little taste of everything ... from petting cheetahs to feeding giraffes. Side note: who knew giraffes were huge Lays chips fans?

Check out the vid ... Post also got to pet a lion cub and even had a cheetah lick his hand. BTW ... Post was in South Africa because he performed earlier this week at the Castle Lite Unlocks hip hop experience in Johannesburg.

It's reportedly the first time Post Malone has visited the country and wowed the crowd. He performed "Better Now" among the several bangers. The crowd -- like the giraffes -- ate it up.

Cesar Millan I'm Gonna Train a Pissy African Crane ... Living at the Playboy Mansion

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2:47 PM PT -- Cesar's team told us he would be working with the bird, however, a spokesperson for the Metropoulos brothers says Cesar's team is full of it. The rep tells us, "As the owner of the Playboy mansion, Daren Metropoulos is very proud to have the only private zoo in Los Angeles. He has provided every resource necessary to create a protective environment where these very unique animals are flourishing."

The statement continues, "Because of the iconic status of the property, Daren receives many requests to visit the zoo. Cesar Milan contacted Daren a year ago and he granted him access."

"There are no plans now or in the future, for the African grey crowned crane, or any other exotic animal to leave the zoo or to be cared for or trained by anyone other than the current team of professional caretakers. Any reference to the contrary is inaccurate."

Cesar Millan's spreading his wings ... using his talents to tame a moody birdie at the Playboy Mansion.

We're told the new owners of the famous mansion -- brothers Evan and Daren Metropoulos -- will hand over their African grey crowned crane sometime at the end of this month. The plan ... the famous dog trainer will calm the temperamental bird at his Santa Clarita ranch.

Cesar came into the picture near the end of last year during a visit to the mansion ... where the Metropoulos bros groused to Cesar about the bird's aggressive tendencies ... like charging people and just making it difficult for caretakers to tend to the exotic bird.

Cesar connected with the African crane during his visit and made it submit ... showing who's boss, and it astounded everyone. The brothers were duly impressed and hatched a plan with Cesar to reboot the bird.

The crane's gonna get the full Cesar treatment, and when he's done, it'll head back to the Mansion ... hopefully way less cranky.

Originally Published -- 12:30 AM PT