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PETA takes aim at Snooki's purple pooch

A celebrity gossip junky, Caroline Goddard has been writing entertainment news for longer than the world has known Kim Kardashian's name. Follow her on Twitter at @GoddardCaroline.

Snooki dyes her dog

Snooki is under fire from PETA for dyeing her dog's fur to match her outfit. Is she going to spray tan her baby, too?

Snooki J-Woww

Snooki and JWoww of The Jersey Shore have way too much time on their hands. The pair was spotted in the Garden State yesterday after a trip to the doggie salon for their spin-off show -- and their pups had gone from white to wild.

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JWoww was walking a lovely ballerina, complete with pink "toe shoes" and a fluffy pink tail of a tutu. Snooki's pup was an all-over blue-ish purple, perfectly coordinating with her outfit.

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The dogs, seen here pre-dye job, seemed perfectly happy. The same cannot be said of PETA. The animal welfare organization blasted the reality stars for endangering the health of their pets.

"Dyeing a companion animal's fur causes the animal stress and can lead to complications or allergic reactions that endanger the animal's health," a PETA rep said. "Our dogs and cats love us regardless of how we look; we should extend the same kindness to them."

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Interestingly it was just last month that Snooki was on PETA's good side after ceasing sales of mink eyelashes. A rep for the reality star said that after having "investigated and dealt with the issue. SnookiShop, SnookiSlippers and BuyHappyFeet will no longer be selling the mink lashes."

Tell us: Is dyeing your dog okay or cruel?

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