Ellen DeGeneres had an emotional public meltdown on her talk show over giving away her dog, Iggy, to her hairdresser. Ellen appeared on her talk show crying about the issue because she apparently gave the dog away illegally.
Ellen and her partner, actress Portia De Rossi, adopted Iggy on September 20th from Mutts and Moms, a pet rescue agency. Her adoption agreement required her to return the dog to the agency if she did not want to keep it. Instead, when Iggy did not get along with Ellen’s cats, she violated her agreement with the pet agency when she gave the dog away.
After the agency enforced its requirement to return the dog to the agency, taking the dog back from the hairdresser and her children, Ellen’s emotional crying fit on her talk show put public pressure on the pet agency to relent in its actions.