Johnny Depp’s dogs — Pistol and Boo — are in serious danger.
Australia gave the actor 72 hours to get his two Yorkshire Terriers out of the country — or face the possibility of the beloved family pets being put down.
Pistol and Boo. (Photo Credit: Splash)
On May 14, the Agriculture Department accused the Pirates of the Caribbean actor of smuggling the pups into the country aboard a private jet. The 51-year-old was down under to film the fifth installment of the Pirates franchise.
Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce told reporters, “Now Mr. Depp has to either take his dogs back to California or we’re going to have to euthanize them.”
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The fugitives pooches were discovered after a handler took them to a groomer in Australia’s Gold Coast. The dogs weren’t registered with Australia’s quarantine regulations that are in place to prevent the spread of diseases among the nation’s animals.
Johnny’s reps have yet to comment on the situation, though a spokesperson for Mr. Joyce says the dogs are currently in “home quarantine,” but didn’t give any other details.
Amber Heard with one of the pups. (Photo Credit: Splash)
The Agriculture Department is adamant that this is the policy, and everyone — even a celebrity — has to follow the rules.
“If you start letting movie stars — even though they’ve been the sexiest man alive twice — come into our nation [with pets], then why don’t we just break laws for everybody?” Mr. Joyce asked reporters.
“It’s time that Pistol and Boo buggered off back to the United States.”