Kyle Richards is being labeled a hypocrite after calling for a shelter dog to be rescued.
After the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member shared a link to an animal who had been abandoned by his family ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, several of her fans and followers on Twitter slammed her as tone deaf and accused her of trying to emulate Lisa Vanderpump.
“Poor Max is sitting in a shelter shaking on Thanksgiving. His old family is likely celebrating together in a warm home out of the rain. You see, Max has a microchip but his owners never came looking for him,” Kyle’s message, a repost from I Love Rescue, read.
Kyle’s Twitter post linked to the Instagram post, seen below.
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Update Max is being fostered by @ruffhousedogs #Repost @iloverescue ✨ Poor Max is sitting in a shelter shaking on Thanksgiving. His old family is likely celebrating together in a warm home out of the rain. You see, Max has a microchip but his owners never came looking for him. Max has a kennel mate, so he’s dog friendly and he’s already neutered so he can leave the same day. Please share. Max is yellow status and can turn red stays anytime. Status: YELLOW – Shelter notes: “Fearful. Unsocial.” MAX (name on kennel card) #A1558593 I am a neutered male, brown and white Pit Bull Terrier mix. The shelter staff think I am about 4 years old. I have been at the shelter since Nov 07, 2019. http://petharbor.com/pet.asp?uaid=RVSD.A1558593 Shelter address: 6851 Van Buren Boulevard Riverside, California 92509 Phone: 951-358-7387 M-F 11am-6pm Saturday 11am-5pm Closed on major holidays Shelter does not answer phones on Saturday Rescue department: Rescue phone: 951-358-7302 Rescue email: firstname.lastname@example.org Rescue desk is phone is unavailable on weekends however, rescues may physically go to the shelter to rescue on Saturday between normal business hours. Adoption fees are based on length of stay: 1-15 days $105 16-30 days $55 Over 30 days $20 All dogs listed as needs rescue are adoptable for $20 regardless of length of stay with signed behavioral or medical waiver. ✔️Active military and veterans – NO FEE. ✔️Senior citizens – 50% discount **There are NO fees for rescues**
While Kyle’s Instagram post garnered her support from fans who applauded her for shedding light on the issue, her Twitter followers felt differently and spotlighted the irony of her message.
“A year ago you were defending [Dorit Kemsley] who dumped a pet with a chip from [Vanderpump Dogs] and vilifying the person whose organization was protecting the animal. Do you have any idea how ironic this post is? #clueless,” one person said.
A year ago you were defending Dorit who dumped a pet with a chip from @VanderpumpDogs dogs and vilifying the person whose organization was protecting the animal. Do you have any idea how ironic this post is? #clueless.
— Deborah sobel (@Deborahsobel1) December 1, 2019
“You’re really reposting about a dog in a shelter after last season???? Jokes,” wrote another.
You’re really reposting about a dog in a shelter after last season ???? Jokes 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
— Shell Williams (@Williams68Shell) December 1, 2019
— A😏 (@HRfan12345) December 1, 2019
During the ninth season of RHOBH, Kyle and her co-stars sided with Dorit after it was alleged that Lisa had leaked a story to Radar Online that suggested Dorit had “abandoned” a chihuahua mix she adopted from Vanderpump Dogs.
While Dorit did admit to failing to return the animal to Lisa’s rescue center after it began biting her kids and husband, she claimed she gave the animal to a woman she trusted. Unfortunately, as fans will recall, the dog ultimately ended up in a shelter.
“I really really hope max finds a loving forever home. You on the other hand….tone deaf,” said a third Twitter user.
I really really hope max finds a loving forever home. You on the other hand….tone deaf pic.twitter.com/CoaB3CfKWx
— Nikki (@nikki_tkv) December 1, 2019
Some of Kyle’s Twitter fans and followers suggested she was trying to be like Lisa by sharing the post.
“[There] she goes trying again trying to be Lisa. Give it up. You could never wear her shoes,” someone stated.
Their she goes trying again trying to be Lisa. Give it up. You could never wear her shoes.
— Irish Fan (@suny11251) December 2, 2019
— Itsnotbritneybitch (@Itsnotbritneyb1) December 1, 2019
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 10 will air on Bravo TV sometime next year.
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