A few weeks ago, Lena Dunham did a extensive Instagram post about her dog, Lamby. Lena and Lamby were simpatico for several years, and Lamby even did some photoshoots with Lena, like her now-infamous 2014 Vogue fire (see above). According to Lena, Lamby was trouble. She wrote, in part, “after 4 years of severe function and charge that could not be treated with training or remedy or unchanging amatory dog ownership, Lamby went to live during an extraordinary veteran trickery in Los Angeles…” She had Lamby go by doggie-behavioral therapy, afterwards she gave him away. She also claimed that “Lamby suffered terrible abuse as a puppy that done carrying him in a standard home sourroundings dangerous to him and others” and she thanked her friends for “loving him even when he busted floors and couches and a life.” Well, a preserve from that Lena adopted Lamby had some sh-t to contend about all of that:
A orator for BARC Shelter in Brooklyn — where Dunham adopted Lamby in Jan 2013 before going on to make a dog a star by detailing his adoption in a New Yorker article, display him off in repository spreads like Vogue, and spotlighting him on her Instagram feed — has a opposite story though. For starters, a pet didn’t have a prolonged story of abuse before to Lena bringing him home.
“We checked a annals for Lamby,” Robert Vazquez told Yahoo Celebrity around email. “He was ‘owner surrendered, not adequate time,’ so we do not know where she got ‘multiple owners that abused a dog.’” (In her New Yorker square from Mar 2013, Dunham pronounced a dog had “three other homes, 3 other names, though now he’s cave cave mine.”)
At a time of his adoption by a star, a dog was usually 1 “nearing 2-years-old” — and he didn’t have a story of being aggressive. “When she adopted a dog from us, it wasn’t crazy,” Vazquez continued. “I have cinema of a dog amatory on Lena and her mom, that is uncanny if a dog was abused. It wouldn’t be cuddling with her or be in a bed with her ‘boyfriend’ in a pages of Vogue.”
Vazquez says he privately was there “the 4 times Lena visited Lamby” before to a adoption “because I’ve been in-charge of a dogs for a final 14-15 years during BARC. If Lamby had a bad past or was abused, do we consider BARC would have adopted him to Lena meaningful she’s a new star and put her — or a dog — in that situation? We would have told her if a dog had issues. We are a no-kill shelter. We don’t distortion about a dogs’ histories since that gets them returned — and mentally it’s not good for dogs.”
Lena has formerly pronounced a dog’s charge started immediately. In a New Yorker piece, she wrote that notwithstanding Jack’s allergies to dogs, she adopted Lamby anyway. Things were excellent during initial — since Jack wasn’t there — though a initial night a thespian met a dog, a dog bit him. In 2014, she posted an Instagram print of her blood-stained panties after she pronounced a dog bit her in a rear. She tweeted that it was a second time Lamby bit her (both times a dog became dissapoint since Lena was “sobbing”). After a occurrence done headlines, she posted again about how a “special-need rescue dog” was operative with “an extraordinary trainer.”
The BARC repute said, “It’s usually tough to trust a dog was nasty when she took Lamby to each immature room with her when Girls was still a thing 4 years ago.”
Vazquez is also unhappy that Lena got dual new puppies shortly before giving divided Lamby.
“[She] didn’t acknowledge she bought her dual new dogs [despite essay in the] New Yorker that dogs shouldn’t be dumped or thrown divided since they have feelings,” he said. Additionally, Vazquez forked out that BARC — like other shelters — has a sustenance in a adoption papers mandating that if things don’t work out with a pet, that happens, it contingency be returned to a rescue classification instead of being re-homed, as Lena did and urged her 3.3 million Instagram supporters to do.
The shade of this. “It’s usually tough to trust a dog was nasty when she took Lamby to each immature room with her when Girls was still a thing 4 years ago.” It’s flattering transparent what Vasquez thinks of Lena – that she was usually meddlesome in a dog for photo-ops, that she was not a obliged dog-mother, and that she’s expected fibbing about his aggression, usually as she apparently done adult a comfortless backstory for Lamby. For her part, Lena responded to Vasquez with another Instagram (below). Yeah… we don’t consider she’s a good dog-mom. we consider she’s a play black who doesn’t know how to scrupulously caring for her dogs. It’s probable Lamby did act out, or have some behavioral issues, though it sounds like those issues expected stemmed from Lena’s inability to yield a fast home for him.
It’s come to my pleasantness that a staff during a preserve where we adopted Lamby have a really opposite comment of his early life and behavioral issues than we do. While I’m contemptible to have unhappy them, we can’t apologize. Lamby was and is one of a good loves of my life. When we met him we knew we’d have an extraordinary journey. But his charge – that was unpredictable- and his sold issues, that sojourn myriad, weren’t manageable, during slightest not by me. we did what we suspicion a best mom would do, that was to give him a life that supposing for his specific needs. He’d been with me for scarcely 4 years and we was his mom- we was in a best position to discern what those needs were. After large hours of training, unconstrained financial support and a lot of tears he was given entrance to a improved life. we still support him financially and I’ll always be there for him in each approach though he’s particularly happier in his new surroundings. Why should this story be theme to inspection and anger? It is willfully disagreement a truth. we wish those judging can suppose a implausible pain of vouchsafing go of your favorite quadruped on EARTH since we know we can’t assistance them be healthy and happy. we would never contend an unpleasant word about a staff of BARC, what they do is extraordinary and life saving for these animals- though we have opposite accounts of Lamby’s function and they were not benefaction in my home nor did they live with him for an extended period. They did not declare a unchanging and obliged caring we provided. we have weathered a lot of micro-scandals though this one hurts MOST, since of a disadvantage of vouchsafing people know Lamby and my story, and since we skip him so damn much. This is a portrayal that greets me each day when we travel into my home. This is a animal who taught me about amatory and vouchsafing go. we know I’m a lot of fun to place your issues on, though we won’t let anyone hang their shawl on this peg. Not this time.
A post common by Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) on Jul 6, 2017 during 5:36pm PDT
Photos pleasantness of Annie Leibovitz/Vogue, WENN and Instagram.