Oprah gets two new furry friends!
Posted on February 2, 2010 under Pet Rescue News
As a birthday present to herself, talk show queen, Oprah Winfrey, adopted two Springer Spaniel puppies from a local animal shelter in Chicago, Illinois.
Winfrey has been a fan of the spaniel breed, and was reportedly devastated over the loss of her Cocker Spaniel, Sophie, in 2008 when the dog died of kidney failure. Following Sophie’s death, Winfrey pledged to adopt dogs in order to put an end to puppy mills, according to PetSugar.com.
The newest additions to the big O’s clan are sisters Sunny and Lauren, who are 14-week-old puppies, according to the Chicago Tribune. Paula Fasseas, the founder of PAWS, a no-kill shelter based in Chicago, praised Winfrey for spreading the message about why it’s important to adopt.
"What’s really wonderful about Oprah adopting is that she educates the world and the message is to go to a shelter," Fasseas told the news provider. "She’s really directed so much attention to this terrible problem we have with homeless pets."
As Oprah is known for her extravagant lifestyle, there’s almost no question that these two new puppies will be given the best pet care possible.