The Humane Society is criticizing Britney Spears for spending $3,000 on a Yorkshire Terrier puppy from a Bel-Air pet store. The HSUS says that she should be setting a better example for the public by purchasing it from a reputable breeder, and not from a pet store where the dogs likely came from a puppy mill.
They also expressed concern over the 30-minutes spent choosing the puppy, saying getting a dog is a serious commitment that should not be taken lightly.
The store’s website clearly claimed that their dogs do not come from puppy mills, but the HSUS doubted the accuracy of the site’s claims.
But they also cut Spears a little slack, saying it’s likely that she just wasn’t educated and that if she would do her research, the HSUS would gladly take her on as a spokeswoman.
Spears also owns a chihuahua named Bit Bit.
(Source: Humane Society press release)