Lena Dunham is no stranger to courting controversy, but one recent announcement has left fans (and haters) completely shocked: She rehomed her beloved dog, Lamby.
The rescue poodle had been a mainstay of Lena’s Instagram, and then eventually got an account of his own (@lamby_antonoff), so followers had been quick to notice the pup’s sudden absence. In response, the Girls star shared a lengthy and emotional Instagram post detailing her “heartbreaking” decision to give up her dog.
“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.”
Lena went on to explain that Lamby had “suffered terrible abuse as a pup that made having him in a typical home environment dangerous to him and others.” But this isn’t news: In 2013, Lena penned a New Yorker essay detailing Lamby’s aggressive behavior towards herself and her longtime boyfriend, Jack Antonoff, and she has Tweeted that Lamby bit her (drawing blood!) multiple times. In her post, she even speaks to having gotten “tetanus shots and stitches.”
While we always and forever appreciate when celebrities choose to rescue dogs in need, we aren’t sure if Lamby was capable of true “rescue” without extremely focused dedication, training, and supervision. We are glad that he has been rehomed into a facility where he will receive the proper attention and care that he requires.
You can read her full disclosure below.
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