With over 14,000 signatures on an online petition, and several websites dedicated to the cause, when will the "Iggygate" madness end? Although it appears that the dog already has a new home, Ellen canceled the taping for Friday and Monday's shows, and I have a feeling that the aftermath is far from over. Regardless of my feelings about the right and wrong of the situation, I can't help but feel for the innocent bystanders – Iggy and the children.
To summarize the story for you, Ellen DeGeneres adopted a dog, Iggy, realized she couldn't keep it, and gave it to her hairdresser's family (including two daughters, ages 11 and 12). When Ellen told rescue group owners Marina Batkis and Vanessa Chekroun what she did, they took the dog away from the family because Ellen violated her contract in giving the dog away and because the "Mutts and Moms" organization policy requires all children in the family to be 14 years old and older.
An attorney that was authorized to speak for the rescue group owners (but is not legally representing them) said:
"She (Batkis) doesn't think this is the type of family that should have the dog," said attorney Keith A. Fink. "She is adamant that she is not going to be bullied around by the Ellen DeGenereses of the world ... They are using their power, position and wealth to try to get what it is they want."
I'm curious to hear how you feel about this: