“We have learned that L.A. County Animal Control’s investigation is over and no charges will be brought,” Millan’s attorney Brian Klein said on Monday. “We appreciate Animal Control’s comprehensive, independent and fair investigation, which Cesar Millan actively cooperated with throughout. We were always confident that Animal Control would conclude that Cesar and his team did nothing wrong and that there would be no charges. We are very glad to learn that is the case.”
“I am pleased but not surprised by this news — our animal handling procedures are safe and humane,” Millan added. “Just like L.A. County Animal Control, my team and I are 100 percent dedicated to the proper care of all animals, including the farm pig in this case. I am continuing my work rescuing and rehabilitating even the most difficult problem dogs, which has saved the lives of thousands of animals that otherwise would have been euthanized.”
Last month, the Nat Geo Wild reality star was named in a citizen complaint filed against his dog psychology center in Santa Clarita, Calif. It all became a big thing when a dog named Simon, brought to Millan for training, bit a pig in a pen during “Cesar 911” filming.
The dog had a history of aggression towards the pig, and Millan allowed the two to interact, which became a bit dangerous for the bovine. That turned a number of viewers off — to differing degrees, obviously.
Throughout the investigation, both Millan and National Geographic insisted this was a nothing incident, and promised to fully cooperate. On Monday, they were vindicated. Dog and pig are both doing fine.