Britney Spears’ puppy, London, did break its leg earlier this month, but the singer is not to blame.
Rumors began to surface on Friday that either Spears or one of her sons had broken the leg of the Yorkie puppy the singer bought last month for $3,000, causing the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to pay a visit the pop star’s residence.
According to Madeline Bernstein, President of the L.A. branch of the SPCA, the dog was hurt but the minor injuries were the result of an accident.
“It was a very slight fracture,” Berstein said. “The dog didn’t need a real cast or surgery. There was just a splint put on the dog.”
On Monday, the SPCA received a note from Spears’ veterinarian confirming that the pooch was treated. The organization also interviewed members of the singer’s staff to determine what had happened.
“As it turns out, Britney wasn’t there when the dog mishap occurred,” she says.
“The dog got under someone’s foot in the walk-in closet,” says Bernstein, who added that the accident didn’t involve the children.
“It’s not that unusual for people to step on their dogs by accident or trip over them,” Bernstein tells Us. “Things like this can happen.”
She added: “It’s always a good opportunity when something like this happens just to remind people in general just to be careful, especially with these little Yorkies, Pomeranians, Chihuahua’s that tend to get under you.”
Britney Targeted in Child Abuse Investigation
TMZ has learned Britney Spears is being investigated for possible child abuse.
An unscheduled hearing was held today at L.A. County Superior Court. Present — Britney’s lawyer, Dennis Wasser, K-Fed’s attorney, Mark Vincent Kaplan, and a lawyer from the Los Angeles County Counsel who is assigned to the dependency court.
We do not know the specifics of the allegations but we’re told the L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services is conducting an active investigation.
A hearing in the custody case has been scheduled for Sept. 4, which will be a follow up to today’s appearance.
A rep for Britney did not immediately return our request for comment.