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Celebrity pets: Furry friends of the rich and famous

By: Catie Leary on Oct. 21, 2011, 8:39 a.m.
Paula Abdul cradles her three dogs -- Thumbellina, Tulip and Tinkerbell

Photo: Jerome Ware/ZUMA Press

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Paula Abdul's teacup posse

Paula Abdul cradles her three tiny dogs — Thumbellina, Tulip and Tinkerbell — at the sixth annual Paws for Style celebrity fashion show and charity auction on July 19, 2005. The "X Factor" judge has been recognized by the American Humane Association for her tireless work with the Pets and Women’s Shelters (PAWS) program. "The PAWS Program is a critical way of providing a transition for abused women and children into a safer and better life," according to Paula, the program's national spokeswoman.