Aaron Carter denies animal abuse after fans express concern over his pug Nala who he is accused of neglecting
Aaron Carter has denied dog abuse allegations following reports he’s been neglecting his pug Nala.
People have reported seeing the pup being locked in a crate outdoors in the searing 100-degree heat where the former pop star lives in Lancaster, California, as well as being locked in bathrooms for many hours a day.
Aaron also has new German Shepherds and people are concerned that the bog dogs could harm Nala.
Accusations: Aaron Carter has denied dog abuse allegations following reports he’s been neglecting his pug Nala
Some people called Lancaster Animal Control to report Aaron, TMZ reports, and there’s now a hashtag trending, #SaveNala, in an effort to raise awareness of the little pup’s plight.
The hashtag caught the attention of a Los Angeles-based pug rescue organization, The Pug Queen.
The Pug Queen’s founder, Izabella St. James, told TMZ she offered Aaron $10,000 to take the dog off his hands but claims the I Want Candy hitmaker threatened to sue her for defamation.
Aaron, 32, has denied that he has abused Nala and told TMZ that he only had her in the crate for 15 minutes to separate her from his new German Shepherds.
Cute pup: Fans have accused the star of keeping 10-month-old Nala in a crate in the searing 100 degree temperatures in Lancaster, California
Accused of neglect: The dog was seen in a crate on Aaron’s social media and triggered the hashtag #SaveNala
He confirms that animal control did pay him a visit but left after Aaron explained he was just separating his animals.
St. James posted to her Instagram about the pug’s plight, claiming that she’s been ‘locked up most of her life’.
‘I AM TOLD THIS PUG NEEDS OUR HELP! Many of you have written me to help this pug puppy, while I abhor drama, I will try to help for her sake,’ she wrote.
‘This NALA. She is about 10 months old. She belongs to musician Aaron Carter @aaroncarter — the brother of Nick Carter from Backstreet Boys. Many pug lovers noticed Nala in Aaron’s IG live stories & other social media feeds,’ she said.
‘They say Nala has been locked up most of her life & has little human contact. I am told she is either kept in a cage OUTSIDE like this with another puppy in LANCASTER, CA where temperatures easily go above 100F. Or they say she is kept in a bathroom for a long time.’
Full house: Aaron, 32, denies abuse and says he was just keeping the small dog separate from his new German Shepherds
Social media campaign: Aaron was called out by Pug Queen, Izabella St. James, claiming he has kept Nala ‘locked up for most of her life’
Getting involved: St. James offered to take Nala off Aaron’s hands, even offering him up to $10k, but the singer refused and threatened her with a defamation lawsuit
She went on to talk about Aaron’s mother breeding dogs in Florida, claiming the singer plans to breed Nala.
Aaron is now engaged to Melanie Martin after the couple reconciled following a split in April.
The proposal came after the couple revealed that Martin had suffered a miscarriage after they split up.
‘She suffered a miscarriage due to stress conditions,’ Aaron said during a YouTube livestream.
‘We’re going to give it some time, let her heal and then we’re going to try again. We both want that. I gotta take care of her.’
The couple have had their fair shared of problems, including Melanie’s arrest for domestic assault after an incident with Aaron at his Lancaster, California home on March 29.
No more drama? Aaron is now engaged to Melanie Martin after the couple reconciled following a split in April