Actress Alyssa Milano adopted a Chihuahua last year (03) after watching the pooch get savaged by four pitbulls.

The animal lover couldn't bear to watch the little dog suffer, and walked up to its owner's front door and asked if the dog was for sale.

She says, "She lived with four pitbulls and they were having their way with her and I walked by the front yard and I rang the doorbell and the guy said, 'I'm actually trying to place her.'"

Milano admits the little dog she has named LUCY after Lucille Ball has changed her life.

She adds, "She's like my best friend ever."

01/11/2004 10:47