March 24th, 2010
05:55 PM ET

Octuplets mom considers PETA spaying ad offer

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LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) - Octuplets mother Nadya Suleman, with 14 young mouths to feed and a mortgage to pay off, is considering an offer to use her lawn to promote responsible pet ownership.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals 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. 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," Schinke said.

The unmarried Suleman already had six children when she gave birth to octuplets in January 2009. All 14 were conceived through in vitro fertilization.

"I'm offended by their comparing her to a cat," Suleman's lawyer, Jeff Czech, said Wednesday.

But Suleman is open to the idea if it pays enough, Czech said. "I sort of have my doubts they'll offer very much,"

After CNN's interview with Czech, PETA revealed it was offering "$5,000 plus a one-month's supply of veggie burgers and veggie dogs for her whole family."

Even if Suleman and PETA strike a deal, zoning rules may prevent it, Czech said. In addition, "the neighbors may not like it," he said.

Suleman missed a $450,000 balloon payment due on her home this week, putting her at risk for foreclosure, Czech said Tuesday. She "remains hopeful" that she and the seller, who holds the mortgage, will reach a deal on the payment, Czech said.

News reports of her financial struggles have prompted other unusual offers besides the PETA ad proposal.

A porn film producer offered to pay off her mortgage if she would star in his movie, Czech said. Suleman immediately rejected the offer, he said.

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    June 15, 2012 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Decking Kits

    i always admire PETA, they really protect some of the helpless animals on this planet ..~

    December 21, 2010 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Light Sensors :

    i would love to be a member of PETA, i love to protect animals rights::"

    October 24, 2010 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  4. david j. camahin

    God gave her blessings. Take good care of them.

    August 6, 2010 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Savannah Scott

    my brother and i are members of PETA, we really want to support animal rights. "*

    July 27, 2010 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Reuben Powell

    I always support the cause of PETA.`,;

    June 17, 2010 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  7. kellu

    No doubt she thought with all the publicity all her bills would be paid and extra money in the bank to spare. I find myself fascinated with how dysfunctional this woman is. I can never wait to hear what new idiocy she is involved with.

    March 26, 2010 at 4:45 am | Report abuse |
  8. bjn

    i think she is the one that needs to get spayed

    March 25, 2010 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Debra

    No doubt she thought with all the publicity all her bills would be paid and extra money in the bank to spare. The sad but true part is some one will step up and pull her out because we, unlike her ,consider the children first.

    March 25, 2010 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  10. come on

    Can Suleman have children without going through in-vitro? I never knew for sure if it was due to infertility or if the issue is that no one would want to have sex with the crazy woman.

    March 25, 2010 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Julie Ameroso, Buffalo NY

    I find myself fascinated with how dysfunctional this woman is. I can never wait to hear what new idiocy she is involved with. PATHETIC!!

    March 25, 2010 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Eve Lynne

    Well, c'mon now, she does have a litter!

    March 25, 2010 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Feeniegal

    Somewhere down the line..I feel she will lose those kids.

    March 25, 2010 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Chris

    Glad she doesn't live in my neighborhood!! The neighbors would NEVER put up with a PETA sign.

    This whole story is very tragic, those poor children. A mom who is unemployed (what happened to her claim of going back to school to get her degree?), broke (apparently going to lose the house), no job prospects, 14 children, obviously in need of mental help and wants more kids? Where are Child Protective Services? The idea of the children not having a place to live is pitiful. But mom has money/time to get nails, clothes, etc. Who's watching the kids? And welfare is paying for it. Obviously the system is seriously flawed. Of course, there is no way she could ever get a job that would pay enough to support the family. Day care alone would take all her pay.

    March 25, 2010 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  15. darlene d

    It's really a pity that women like her and Kate can have a ton of kids and then try to get a tv show to pay for them. Its so amazing what some will do just to be in the public eye!

    March 25, 2010 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  16. mic

    Matt Loves his OCTOMOM!

    March 25, 2010 at 12:24 am | Report abuse |
  17. Niaomi

    Ew, is she seriously wearing a Hollister Hoodie?
    I hate how she thinks that she's so young.

    March 24, 2010 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
  18. pookiewookie

    Yesterday, in an interview Octomam said she was not losing her house. As usual nobody can believe anything she says. What a liar! Two weeks ago she said she was considering having more children. Part of the contract with Peta should be getting her spayed before anything else.

    March 24, 2010 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
  19. toolmantim

    PETA should be spayed or neutered.

    March 24, 2010 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
  20. paul

    With 14 mouths to feed, no recognizable job, no true income other than welfare from the state of California, a single mom this woman needs to hear a knock on her door and CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES doing the knocking! Clearly these children will be neglected as they get older. As babies they are in one place all the time, as they get older any kindergarten teacher will tell you it will be HELL!

    March 24, 2010 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Philnjojo

    Denny's is running an "Octomom Special" 8 eggs, no sausage, and the people at the next table pay for it

    March 24, 2010 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Papavich

    Sadly, THIS is the kind of person Obamacare was designed for.

    "Idiocracy," here we come...

    March 24, 2010 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Larry

    She ought to get rid of that house and get a place in the country, grow animals and a big garden. it's not like she wont have enough hands to work the place. At least she would be somewhat self sufficiant.

    March 24, 2010 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
  24. mushymushroom

    She should be bffs with Kate Gosselin...

    I hope she gets the money she needs because for heaven's sake she has what, 14 kids???

    I find it funny when I see her on TMZ...there was one footage of her wherein she screams like crazy...and says "I'm just a mom, I'm not that important...!!!!!!!" and the whole pack of papz surrounding her are laughing their head off.....and me too!!! LOL

    March 24, 2010 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  25. leavelaw

    I thought PETA wanted HER spayed. I was very excited about this. Now I find out they don't. I hate PETA even more now.

    March 24, 2010 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
  26. coresadanel

    I think thats funny – pregnant with eight kids all at once proves she is more like a cat than human... lol They could show her picture on PETA commercials saying "if your cat was human, would she enjoy looking like this?"

    March 24, 2010 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
  27. alumette

    I am not renewing my membership with Peta. I don't want my money to go to octomom!

    March 24, 2010 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  28. alumette

    Only if she would agree to be fixed at the same time. We need to fix her before we fix cats and dogs. She has a much bigger footprint than any animal I know and her brood alone is a huge threat to the environment.

    March 24, 2010 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
  29. SGR

    Octomom is a piece of garbage just like Kate Gosselin. They have kids for money and when that dries up – they yell help. Give me pity!

    March 24, 2010 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Teresa Biebers

    Why wouldn't she take $5,000? just to put a sign in her yard?, if Peta ask me, I would love to do it, I have an acre land and I will be willing to put a sign for $5,000 specially right now that I'm in danger of losing my home and owing $3,000 on IRS. I will do it.

    March 24, 2010 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Dani

    she is a sick woman and she needs help!

    March 24, 2010 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  32. MissDiaz

    She's what needs to be spayed

    March 24, 2010 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Adrian Cronauer

    Suleman... is there a bigger DB?

    March 24, 2010 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  34. kitty

    Is PETA going to spay the Suleman? That is the only way this would be a story of interest.

    March 24, 2010 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Burber

    Proof that even crazy people (or maybe ESPECIALLY crazy people) can have their 15 minutes.

    Suleman's yesterday's news, story over, change the channel...

    March 24, 2010 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |

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