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Socialite Paris Hilton Under Investigation for Owning 17 Dogs

February 16, 2008 (2:43 am) GMT
The Los Angeles Department of Animal Services paid a visit to Paris Hilton's home Thursday, February 14 to investigate a complaint about her dogs.

Boasted in an interview on "The Show" Monday, February 11 about owning 17 pets, 's love for the dogs landed her at the center of a new Los Angeles Department of Animal Services investigation.

Paris' chat-show stop was meant to promote her box-office bomb "" when the hotel heiress and socialite ended up telling chat show host Ellen all about the extent of her pooch collection without even realizing that it was indeed illegal to have more than three dogs at any one non-kennel, non-breeder, residential address in Los Angeles.

Being asked about her pooches, Paris told Ellen "Oh my goodness. I have 17 dogs" and explained further "They keep having babies, and I feel bad to give them away 'cause I feel like if I had a baby and someone gave it away, it'd be mean. So, I feel bad for my dogs."

Soon following her dog boast on the chat-show, the Los Angeles Department of Animal Services paid a visit to Paris' home Tuesday, February 12 upon receiving a complaint from an animal rescue group about the star's dogs. Nevertheless, the visit resulted in nothing as Paris' home was under serious construction with nobody, including pets, was living there. The Los Angeles Department of Animal Services only left word with a maid and has yet issued any statement concerning the investigation.

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