Top 5 Celebrity Pet Scandals - Vanessa WilliamsPublished December 15, 2008
Dog: A Yorkie named Enzo
Fun Facts: Vanessa is a supporter of the Animal Haven Shelter in Soho, NY and helped to launch their Bring Pets Home Microchipping Initiative in October 2007, a few months after her own pet scandal occurred. She has four children who all help out with their pet responsibilities.
Scandal: Vanessa William's Yorkshire Terrier, Enzo, was stolen from the fenced in yard of her suburban New York home on Memorial day, 2007 fueling rumors of a celebrity dog-napper. Earlier in the day Vanessa had seen a suspicious van driving by her house, but police suggested a hungry coyote had gotten to Enzo instead. Thankfully, Vanessa's dog had been implanted with a microchip called HomeAgain that helps reunite lost pets with their owners. Vanessa was so distraught over her pup's disappearance, she enlisted the help of a psychic to find out whether he was still alive or not. Little Enzo was located all the way in Connecticut by a veterinarian who scanned the pooch and found the microchip ID. Microchipping is quickly becoming an important way for helping pet owners find their lost pets. A veterinarian can insert the chip in pets of all sizes during an office visit. Cats can also be tagged!