It’s official…Octuplets mother Nadya Suleman doesn’t want your dog or cat following in her footsteps…Click here to find out why!
As a front yard full of paparazzi cheered her on, Suleman unveiled a 3-foot-by-4-foot plastic sign Wednesday that reads: “Don’t Let Your Dog or Cat Become an Octomom. Always Spay or Neuter.”
The group People For the Ethical Treatment of Animals is paying Suleman $5,000 to keep the sign on her front door until June. 9.
The organization is also throwing in a month’s supply of veggie hot dogs and burgers for Suleman and her 14 children, who range in age from 1 to 8.
Suleman’s octuplets, conceived by in vitro fertilization, were born in January 2009.
She has since struggled to pay her bills and was in danger of losing her home earlier this year.
When Suleman’s children were born in January 2009 it seemed inconceivable that a little more than a year later she might be scrounging up hot dog offers from an animal rights group. The arrival of the longest-surviving octuplets in history was hailed as a medial miracle and it appeared a joyful public was ready to line up to help raise them, providing free diapers, food and other necessities.
There was also talk of book and movie deals and perhaps a reality show along the lines of “Jon & Kate Plus 8.”
But public opinion quickly turned against her when it was discovered she was a single mother who had conceived eight children by in vitro fertilization when she already had six youngsters to raise. What’s more she was unemployed and surviving on a combination of student loans, disability checks for other children and workers’ compensation checks for an old back injury. At the time she was also living with her mother whose own home was in foreclosure.
Still, she made some money.
The European production company, Eyeworks, whose credits include “Breaking Bonaduce” and “The Biggest Loser,” signed a deal under which her children would earn nearly $250,000 over a three-year period.
In an interview with Oprah Winfrey last month, Suleman said she would never do a reality series.
Suleman also struck a deal with RadarOnline.com that came to light after the tabloid site was cited by the state labor commissioner for allegedly failing to get the required permits to videotape her children and for filming too many hours a day and too late at night.
But she also spent money, too. She’s been photographed shopping at expensive stores, getting manicures and working out.
Her father bought her current home in La Habra, a bedroom community of 60,000 southeast of Los Angeles, for $565,000, including a $130,000 down payment.