Don't Let Your Pets Grow Up to Be Octomoms

Nadya Suleman lends octo-fame to a PETA campaign in exchange for $5,000 and some veggie burgers.

By Olsen Ebright
|  Wednesday, May 19, 2010  |  Updated 2:45 PM PDT
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"I love animals and I do believe they should be spayed or neutered," says Nadya "Octomom" Suleman.

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Nadya "Octomom" Suleman is taking a "do as I say and not as I do" approach to pets.

Outside of her La Habra home on Wednesday, the mother of 14 told a crowd of reporters and paparazzi that dogs and cats should be spayed or neutered.

"All my children have a loving home but the sad fact is … there are not nearly enough good home for the 8 million dogs and cats who enter animal shelters every year, half of whom must be euthanized due to lack of good homes," said Suleman, standing in front of a PETA banner.

And how did PETA convince the queen of in vitro to take a stand against animal overpopulation?

With a $5,000 check and some veggie burgers.

In addition to a statement to the media, Suleman has agreed to keep a PETA banner outside her home until June 9, the deadline when city officials say it must be removed, the Associated Press reported.

"It's really a win-win situation for everyone,'' PETA campaign coordinator Amanda Fortino told the AP.

Suleman has been facing foreclosure on her home; however, her lawyer has since negotiated an extension on a $450,000 mortgage payment that had been due in March.

Suleman, of Whittier, already had six children when she gave birth to octuplets on Jan. 26, 2009.

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