The Worst Celebrity Pet Owners

July 7, 2013 By:
The Worst Celebrity Pet Owners

Despite their rich living environments, these pets are really just poor.

You’d think with all that fame and fortune these critters would be getting the Lisa Vanderpump-Gigi treatment, but that’s not exactly the case.

Oh, let’s just look at these poor, poor pets…

Kim Kardashian and her kat Mercy – we'll never forget the teacup Persian kitten Mercy (2012–2012). The adorable feline was often treated more as an accessory than an actual animal.

Kim only technically owned the creature for a short period of time before realizing she was allergic and handing ownership over to her sister Khloe Kardashian’s assistant who wanted a cat. Sadly, they learned Mercy was diagnosed with a fatal cancer-like virus and had her euthanized.

Justin Bieber and his pet hamster Pac – Justin couldn’t have been too attached to his pet hamster Pac (named after Tupac) because he spontaneously gave the animal away to a random fan. That abrupt transition may have also been what killed Pac. According to the Californian Hamster Association, hamsters “often succumb quickly to illness and death” when faced with a “sudden environmental change.”

Justin Bieber (again!) and his pet monkey O.G. Mally – Justin also couldn’t have been too attached to his monkey Mally when traveling throughout Europe. He didn’t bother to file the proper paperwork for his pet when making his way through customs in Germany, so it was quarantined on site. He didn’t care enough to even try to get the monkey back either. After 30 days in isolation, he gave up his rights to the exotic animal by default, and it was placed in a German animal sanctuary. That monkey is obviously in a better place.

Amanda Bynes and her puppy – Not much is known about her new puppy, but given Amanda’s unpredictable behavior as of late, people can’t help but be concerned for its well-being. However, studies have shown that owning a dog is good for your health and learning how to be a functioning member of society, so maybe this is a blessing in weave-wearing disguise.

Michael Vick and anything with four legs – The mid-‘00s, Michael wasn’t a dog’s best friend. The football star was notoriously prosecuted for organizing illegal dog fighting activities on his personal property and charged with multiple felonies. Last October, Michael is trying to redeem himself by taking in another canine to care for...just this time though it's not a pit bull.