Shortly after the actress’ former nanny claimed in a Daily Mail piece thatWilde, 38, abandoned her dog in order to spend more time with boyfriend HarryStyles, the animal organization refuted those claims and shared its side ofthe story.
In an Instagram post on Saturday, MaeDay Rescue shared a series of photographsof Wilde and ex-fiance Jason Sudeikis’ former dog, Gordy, and wrote in itscaption, “Well, you may have seen Gordy in the news lately and we want to setthe record straight.”
Noting how the pup was adopted by Wilde “at 2 months old,” the organizationsaid that “after giving him much love and training and travel adventures,[Wilde] realized that Gordy didn’t love the travel life and wasn’t happyaround toddlers.”
“Gordy had formed a very strong bond with his dog walker and in Gordy’s bestinterest and after much thought and consideration, he was rehomed to hisBrooklyn dog walker,” the post continued.
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MaeDay Rescue said the decision to find Gordy a new home occurred after Wildecalled the organization to discuss rehoming him.
The group, which said it was “involved in the decision,” noted, “We prideourselves on finding that perfect forever home for our Maeday animals andevery once in a while the animal is just happier in a different environmentand that’s okay.”
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MaeDay Rescue also celebrated Wilde’s advocacy for rescue animals, statingthat she re-homed Gordy “out of compassion and love for him.”
“We felt like we should share this because we hate that the media is paintinga Maeday adopter in a bad light,” the organization concluded. “Thanks foradopting @oliviawilde and for being a responsible pet owner. 🐶.”
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MaeDay Rescue’s social media post came days after Wilde and Sudeikis’ formernanny alleged details about their breakup, including that Sudeikis, 47, wasblindsided and “brokenhearted” by Wilde’s then-new relationship with Styles,28.
“As parents, it is incredibly upsetting to learn that a former nanny of ourtwo young children would choose to make such false and scurrilous accusationsabout us publicly,” Wilde and Sudeikis said in response in a joint statement.”Her now 18-month-long campaign of harassing us, as well as loved ones, closefriends and colleagues, has reached its unfortunate apex.”
Wilde and Sudeikis began dating in 2011 and were engaged for several years,before PEOPLE reported in November 2020 that the couple had called it quits ontheir relationship.
After news of their split broke, a source told PEOPLE that the pair’s childrenwere their main concern.
“It’s been amicable and they’ve transitioned into a great co-parentingroutine. The children are the priority and the heart of the family’srelationship,” the source explained at the time.