Carrie Fisher's Daughter Will Reportedly Take Custody Of Her Mom's Beloved Dog & She's The Perfect Fit — PHOTOS
One thing Carrie Fisher fans will always remember about her is that along with being an incredibly funny, honest, and strong woman, she was an amazing dog mom. Fisher often brought her dog, Gary, onto red carpets and to various appearances with her, so everyone's hearts broke when Gary's Twitter account mourned the loss of Fisher. In a bittersweet bit of news, TMZ reports that Fisher's daughter, Billie Lourd, will gain custody of Gary and although the circumstances are painful, it is lovely to know that Lourd will have such a special part of her mom with her.
As TMZ reports, Fisher adopted Gary as a service pet to assist her with her bipolar disorder, which explains why he was openly welcomed to almost every event Fisher attended. In the wake of Fisher's death, PETA released a statement remembering her career, as well as her dedication to helping animals in need. PETA senior manager Andrew Bernstein wrote,
She may be best remembered for her iconic role as Princess Leia, but we fondly remember her for her devotion to her dog, Gary. An unabashed dog defender and PETA supporter, she called Gary her "heart" and took him everywhere, including to red carpet events, on her Star Wars: The Force Awakens press tour and on a recent book-signing tour for her memoir, The Princess Diarist. She was outspoken about helping animals in need.
TMZ reports that Fisher always wanted Lourd to take custody of her pup in case anything happened to her, which makes a lot of sense. Lourd is already a dog mom to her own French Bulldog, Tina, and it's reported that Tina and Gary are "best friends." D'awww!
Both of the pups have made adorable cameos on Lourd's Instagram — and on Tina's own Instagram — and it looks like Gary will be in the best place possible for him.
After this devastating news, it's nice to know that two big pieces of Fisher's heart, Gary and her daughter, will be together, even after she has gone.