Serious dog drama underway for Lena Dunham: After she rehomed her rescue dog last month, the Brooklyn Animal Rescue Coalition, from which she had adopted him, is publicly blasting her, Page Six reports. The dog, Lamby, had become somewhat well-known since Dunham adopted him, appearing in a Vogue spread and getting his own Instagram account (which is still being updated). But over the years Dunham had publicly discussed issues the dog had, claiming he didn't get along with her longtime boyfriend and that (in a post that has since been deleted) he once bit her. She claimed he had lived in three homes before hers, had been abused, and thus had "special needs" that required medication and work with a trainer. Then, in June, she revealed that she had sent Lamby to the Zen Dog, a Los Angeles facility that works with troubled dogs.
But now BARC is hitting back, refuting Dunham's claims about Lamby's history and behavior and also pointing out that under her adoption contract, she was required to return Lamby to the shelter if she needed to rehome him. "When she adopted the dog from us, it wasn’t crazy. I have pictures of the dog loving on Lena and her mom, which is weird if the dog was abused. It wouldn’t be cuddling with her or be in the bed with her 'boyfriend' in the pages of Vogue," a BARC rep tells Yahoo Celebrity. And the founder and director of BARC tells Page Six that Lamby was "mild mannered and very well behaved" with no signs of aggression when he lived at BARC. He also claims Dunham ignored the shelter's attempts to follow up with her post-adoption. Dunham responded to the uproar on Instagram Thursday, insisting that Lamby's issues were "myriad" and she had no choice but to put him in a new home, where he is "notably happier."