Britney Spears’ beloved canine Porsha made headlines over the weekend, when it was reported that the Doberman bit an aged man—allegedly prompting an official warning for the pop star and her husband, Sam Asghari.
TMZ reported that Spears’ pet pooch obtained out from the “Toxic” hitmaker’s property in Thousand Oaks, California, on Thursday and subsequently roamed the neighborhood earlier than coming into contact with a person who was using a motorcycle.
According to the outlet, the unnamed man, who was described as being in his 70s, dismounted from his bike and Porsha bit him on his leg earlier than Spears’ safety stepped in and took management of the pooch.
While the person is reported to have gone to native pressing care to have his chunk checked out, the harm was described by the web site as a “nip.”
On Friday, Asghari, 28, took to his Instagram account to thank a gaggle referred to as Dog Day Search & Rescue, which he mentioned had discovered two of the couple’s canines.
“A huge thank you to @dogdayssar for finding our babies that ran like Forrest Gump down the road yesterday. They’re are truly the best,” he captioned the video put up that confirmed him with the pair of recovered pets.
“I’ve been looking for a local rescue team to team up with for such a long time. They are a [non-profit] organization that truly helps. Attached in my bio is a link for donation to this amazing team.”
Asghari additionally shared video footage of himself asking a consultant of the corporate for recommendation on GPS collars to trace the couple’s canines, vowing that he would use the gadgets on his pets.
“Thank you @dogdayssar for not only rescuing, but also providing information on how we can prevent things from happening,” he wrote over the video.
Newsweek has reached out to a consultant of Spears for remark.
How Many Dogs Does Britney Spears Have?
Pop star Spears, 41, has lengthy been referred to as a canine lover, welcoming a bunch of pets into her abode through the years.
“Thank you for dogs! Dog spelled backwards is God… not sure any correlation but I do think that dogs are extraordinary animals!” Spears mentioned on Instagram final yr. “Although I’ve been attacked by 2 dogs in my life… I am still drawn to them!”
Per Celebrity Pets, the star adopted Yorkshire Terrier Hannah again in November 2012 and a Maltese canine referred to as Lacey Loo in January 2013. Other canines through the years have included chihuahuas Bit Bit and Lucky and Yorkshire terrier London.
In February 2022, Spears introduced that she had expanded her household with the arrival of a tan and white Australian Shepherd pet referred to as Sawyer.
“I found him in Maui like a dream and took him home with me immediately,” she mentioned in an Instagram put up. “It’s funny … he doesn’t talk back but it’s like he understands what I’m saying!!!!”
At the time, Spears additionally introduced that she had welcomed a brand new cat that she later revealed is named Polly.
“My cat is French and very peculiar,” Spears wrote on Instagram. “[She] looks at food as if she is 30 for two min before she eats it … she’s extremely smart and she looks like a miniature cheetah!!!!”
In October 2021, Asghari, who tied the knot with Spears in June 2022, stunned his then-fiancée with pet Porsha.
Taking to Instagram, Asghari posted a video of himself holding Porsha, as Spears was heard asking off digital camera: “Who’s the new addition to the family?”
“Her name is Porsha, and she’s meant to unconditionally love you and is gonna be trained to protect you from any mother****** that comes around you with bad intentions,” Asghari responded.
As the Doberman settled into life with the movie star couple, Asghari revealed that he wouldn’t be placing their four-legged buddy by way of the process of ear cropping.
The apply of ear cropping has lengthy been carried out for a variety of causes, from decreasing the chance of an infection within the canine to plain outdated beauty preferences.
“A lot of you guys are asking if we’re gonna clip the ears, crop the ears, and the answer to that is absolutely no,” mentioned Asghari on Instagram. “The reason for that is, first of all we love her floppy ears. Two, she’s a lover, not a fighter. She’s a protector. And three, it actually turns out that it’s pretty cruel to do that to Dobermans, or any dog.
“It’s really a vogue assertion. It’s one thing that folks do for beauty causes. And all the opposite excuses which might be on the market, like an ear an infection and this and that, is definitely a fantasy. It’s not true, so we’re not gonna do this.”
“Unfortunately, after we obtained [Porsha] her tail was already cropped,” he said as he held Porsha. “If I used to be to return, I would not do this to her.”
Asghari went on so as to add that the surgical process and subsequent restoration course of “actually affects the puppy psychologically and creates that trauma because puppies are so young and they’re developing.”
However, he admitted that he appreciates the looks of cropped ears as “it looks like Batman, super aggressive, beautiful.”
“But so is this, it’s adorable,” he mentioned as he motioned to Porsha’s ears. “She’s a lover, not a fighter, like I said. And all the other reasons for that is literally being selfish and it’s a fashion statement.”
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) founder Ingrid Newkirk counseled Asghari for his resolution to not crop Porsha’s ears.
“Many truly well-intentioned people, like Sam, don’t have a clue that cropping dogs’ ears is done purely for appearance’s sake and is terribly painful and traumatic to a dog or that the practice is universally condemned by ethical veterinarians and banned altogether in the U.K. and some other countries,” Newkirk advised Newsweek.
“PETA thanks Sam Asghari for letting Porsha keep the lovely, natural, floppy ears that she was born with, and we hope that his millions of followers will listen, take note, and love dogs just the way they are.”