Jack Antonoff Defends Lena Dunham After Dog Shelter Dispute: 'Nobody Loved Lamby More Than Lena '

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Jack Antonoff is standing behind Lena Dunham.

The Bleachers singer took to Twitter after his girlfriend defended the reasoning for her choice to give up her dog, Lamby, after the Brooklyn shelter where she adopted the pet claimed that several claims she made about the dog's history and aggression were not true.

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"Nobody on earth cares for or loved lamby more than lena," ​Antonoff, 33, tweeted. "After he bit her father and her twice we found a trainer who deals with aggressive dogs who he now lives happily with. was a deeply hard decision."

"Shoutout to everyone who has an opinion on this and didn't live with us the past 4 years!" he added.

​In Dunham's initial post about giving up Lamby, the​ Girls star wrote, "After four years of challenging behavior and aggression that could not be treated with training or medication or consistent loving dog ownership, Lamby went to live at an amazing professional facility in Los Angeles @matt_thezendog where an awesome person named @therealdanishay (who is educated in a rescue dog's specific trauma) loves him so hard."

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The pup​'s​ new caregiver has since shared a plethora of snaps and videos of Lamby in her new digs.

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Hi, @lenadunham. Lamby says "Hello!" and "Boww, bow!!" to you, @jackantonoff, and the entire @Matt_THEZENDOG Team. Thank you Lena, for rescuing Lamby and being a dedicated parent/angel to him. I'm sure you know how much he loves and appreciates you. And yes, it's true, he does still drink from "the golden tap" now and then, but that's our weird little boy! He's working on it. :) We practice everything he learned at #THEZENDOG, plus swimming and fetch, on a regular basis. Like you, I've hesitated to talk about my experiences with re-homing. I know firsthand how painful it is to let go of a pet, or to have to change course, especially after bonding and working so hard with them. When Ali and I decided to part ways, and she moved back to NY to be on Broadway, we had to consider what would be best for Honey, our sweet pit bull. We discussed options at great length. Even though it hurt to imagine someone else having Honey, we agreed that, for many reasons, she would be happiest and most supported if we found her a new home. We hoped it would be with someone we knew and trusted. Coincidentally and very luckily, my good friend @stefanie_paulette was looking to adopt a female pit (specifically!), around that time. Now Honey lives in Colorado, where she frequents grassy fields with other big playful dogs. We got to be with her when she was healing from surgery, and helped her into the next chapter of her life. I guess what I'm saying is, it's a gift to care for an animal, at any capacity. They feel our hearts' intention to love them, even when changes are needed, and they love us back. They can often thrive in new homes, if the transition is executed thoughtfully and responsibly by everyone involved. So thanks again for sharing Lamby with me, and being his first home out of the shelter. He is loved, learning new things, and cracking me and my friends up all the time. I adore him. Love, Lamby's Other Parent, Dani

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Following ​Dunham's post, Robert Vazquez, a spokesperson for the BARC shelter, from which Dunham rescued Lamby, told a different story of the dog​'​s past.

“We checked the records for Lamby,” Vazquez told Yahoo Celebrity via email. “He was ‘owner surrendered, not enough time,’ so we do not know where she got ‘multiple owners that abused the dog’… When she adopted the dog from us, it wasn’t crazy. I have pictures of the dog loving on Lena and her mom, which is weird if the dog was abused. It wouldn’t be cuddling with her or be in the bed with her ‘boyfriend’ in the pages of Vogue.”

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After seeing the shelter​'​s comments, Dunham shared a response on Instagram.

“I hope those judging can imagine the incredible pain of letting go of your favorite creature on EARTH because you know you can't help them be healthy and happy," she wrote. "I would never say an unkind word about the staff of BARC, what they do is amazing and life saving for these animals- but we have different accounts of Lamby's behavior and they were not present in my home nor did they live with him for an extended period. They did not witness the consistent and responsible care I provided.”

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