Ellen DeGeneres was in an LA furniture store recently, where she saw a kitten in poor condition. Sadly, the other two kittens from the abandoned litter had already died. The store owner let Ellen take the kitten, so she took it to an animal hospital and paid for its care. After the kitten was well enough, she took it home and helped it recover further.
When the kitten was healthy she asked the animal sanctuary The Gentle Barn if they could help find someone to adopt it. The group quickly posted a photo of the kitten to their Facebook page in hopes of finding a home for the kitten in the Los Angeles area. Ellen named the cat Ridiculous, because of her ridiculous cuteness.
DeGeneres has previously supported The Gentle Barn, which is one of her favorite charities. In March of this year, Justin Bieber appeared on Ellen’s show gifting her with a lock of his hair, which eventually sold on eBay for $40,000. The money was donated to The Gentle Barn. Last May, DeGeneres presented The Gentle Barn with a $50,000 donation from the digital media company Tonic. ” ‘It’s pretty remarkable. Ellen is just so amazing to be supporting us like she is. But on the flipside, the fact that there’s people out there who are willing to pay this kind of money for a piece of hair, I don’t know what to say to that,’ said Gentle Barn founder Ellie Laks. (Source: hometownstation.com)
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