Earlier this week, reports started to circulate that OctoMom Nadya Suleman was in grave danger of losing her home in La Habra, California, after falling behind monthly payments. She owed $450,000 in back payments and she is now able to cover some of that debt after signing a new deal with PETA that, ironically enough, uses her own case as a counterargument.
Suleman’s attorney has already confirmed for CNN that she accepted the PETA offer, which would consist of the organization displaying a billboard lobbying for pet neutering right on her lawn. In exchange for this “favor,” Suleman will get from PETA about $5,000 a month, ongoing reports suggest, which would be more than enough to allow her to meet monthly payments for the 4-bedroom house.
“Octuplets mother Nadya Suleman, with 14 young mouths to feed and a mortgage to pay off, accepted an offer to use her lawn to promote responsible pet ownership in exchange for cash and food, her lawyer said. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) sent Suleman’s lawyer an offer to pay for placement of a sign in the yard of her La Habra, California, home. The sign would read: ‘Don’t let your dog or cat become an ‘Octomom.’ Always spay or neuter.’ The ad features a litter of kittens nursing with their mother,” CNN says.
“The offer is intended to call attention to the dog and cat overpopulation crisis, PETA spokesman Amanda Schinke said. ‘Every year, 6 to 8 million animals enter animal shelters, and roughly half of them are euthanized because of a lack of good homes,’ she said,” informs the same media outlet. Ironically enough, saying that the ad doesn’t put Suleman in a good light is clearly an understatement, its unveiling already generating very strong reactions in the blogosphere as to how she has lost all trace of dignity.
On the bright side, the collaboration will certainly allow Suleman to continue living in the 4-bedroom house, which she reportedly got for $1.2 million. As it must already be common knowledge by now, Nadya Suleman has 14 children, all of them conceived through in vitro fertilization.