To say that two French bulldogs were being neglected at a motel in Chicago is an understatement. They had fallen through a pipe into a utility shaft and were being fed by a drain from the ceiling. Jean-Claude Van Damme had known something was terribly wrong for months.
According to Jean-Claude Van Damme’s spokesperson, the reality of the situation was little different than the word on the street, which was that the dogs were being neglected. Van Damme’s publicist confirmed that, after some initial reluctance, Van Damme decided to go with animal welfare authorities to the location in order to take the dogs into his care.
The dogs have since been freed. So what’s the message that Van Damme wanted to deliver to society?
“Both animals are in a pretty miserable situation,” the spokesperson told People.com. “Because Van Damme intervened, it is a cause that must be exposed. Because he is a star and is multi-lingual, he is better placed to intercede and he did so in the middle of the night, the dogs were not in immediate danger, Van Damme made it on time and removed the dogs from a dangerous situation.”
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