Lena Dunham Caught Lying Over Dog By Shelter
Lena Dunham is in the doghouse (almost, literally). A New York dog shelter is speaking out against the liberal-politically charged Dunham, who is also the star and producer of the HBO hit TV series, Girls. They claim she wasn’t honest about her account of adopting a dog from their shelter.
This past June, Dunham cried out on Instagram regarding a dog she’d adopted from the shelter having “four years of challenging behavior and aggression,” which led Dunham to give the dog up to The Zen Dog, a place that specializes in abused dogs.
Prior to this revelation, Dunham had made the dog quite famous via the New Yorker.
But then this tragic Instagram broke the hearts of millions but didn’t sit well with the original shelter (see that below Dunham’s Instagram post).
“Lamby suffered terrible abuse as a pup that made having him in a typical home environment dangerous to him and others- we needed to be responsible to ourselves, our neighbors and especially our beloved boy,” the actress wrote. “Jack [Antonoff] and I will miss him forever but sometimes when you love something you have to let it go (especially when it requires tetanus shots and stitches.)”
A lot of you have been asking where Lamby is these days since he’s always been the star of my gram and I’ve been posting pics of my poodle girls. Well, you know honesty is my jam but this one has been really heartbreaking to talk about. But I feel I have to share that last March, after four years of challenging behavior and aggression that could not be treated with training or medication or consistent loving dog ownership, Lamby went to live at an amazing professional facility in Los Angeles @matt_thezendog where an awesome person named @therealdanishay (who is educated in a rescue dog’s specific trauma) loves him so hard. Lamby suffered terrible abuse as a pup that made having him in a typical home environment dangerous to him and others- we needed to be responsible to ourselves, our neighbors and especially our beloved boy. Jack and I will miss him forever but sometimes when you love something you have to let it go (especially when it requires tetanus shots and stitches.) Someday I’ll really write about the pain and relief of letting Lamby go off and really be Lamby, biting and peeing in his own mouth and all. There were so many lessons in it, about forgiving myself and loving with an open palm and giving in to a larger plan. Shout out to @jennikonner for listening to endless hours of Lamby pain, and especially my partner @jackantonoff for loving him even when he ruined floors and couches and our life. Jack knows what Lamby means to me and he let me come to the decision in my own time even when it made his days challenging. Susan & Karen will never be my first loves, but they are fuzzy and hilarious stuffing for the hole Lamby left and we cherish them deeply ❤️#lamby #thefirstcutisthedeepest #foreverlamb PS If you have a similar situation, please know its possible to responsibly re-home your rescue rather than sending them back into the shelter system. It can require patience, diligence and often a financial contribution but there are solutions that leave everyone happy and safe. You will always have been your dog’s first stop outside shelter life and that’s beautiful.
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In an interview that appeared on Yahoo!, the Brooklyn ANimal Rescue Coalition claimed Dunham was crying foul and created an untrue narrative.
“We checked the records for Lamby,” BARC rep Robert Vazquez told the outlet. “He was ‘owner surrendered, not enough time,’ so we do not know where she got ‘multiple owners that abused the dog.’”
“If Lamby had a bad past or was abused, do you think BARC would have adopted him to Lena knowing she’s a new star and put her — or the dog — in that situation?” Vasquez said. “We would have told her if the dog had issues. We are a no-kill shelter. We don’t lie about the dogs’ histories because that gets them returned — and mentally it’s not good for dogs.”
“It’s just hard to believe the dog was nasty when she took Lamby to every green room with her when Girls was still a thing 4 years ago,” he added.
Of course, Dunham put out some retaliatory PR, claiming she didn’t make it up and refused to apologize for her account of the dog’s behavior.
“It’s come to my attention that the staff at the shelter where I adopted Lamby have a very different account of his early life and behavioral issues than I do. While I’m sorry to have disappointed them, I can’t apologize,” she wrote.
“I would never say an unkind word about the staff of BARC, what they do is amazing and life saving for these animals- but we have different accounts of Lamby’s behavior and they were not present in my home nor did they live with him for an extended period,” she added. “They did not witness the consistent and responsible care I provided.”
Dunham, in typical fashion, brings the drama and entitlement without shame.
Author: Jim Satney
PrepForThat’s Editor and lead writer for political, survival, and weather categories.