LATEST: Ellen Degeneres has vowed to stop talking about her former adopted dog IGGY, insisting the issue is "out of hand". The talk show host and her partner Portia de Rossi came under fire by the Mutts and Moms agency after handing over custody of the Brussels Griffon mix to DeGeneres' hairdresser after it fought with her cats. The agency claims the switch violated an agreement it had with DeGeneres when she agreed to house the pet - and reclaimed the pooch from the hairdresser and her young daughters. After a tearful statement on her show on Tuesday (16Oct07) led to fans sending death threats to the agency, the 49-year-old is now taking a vow of silence. She says, "Let me just say this, it's gotten out of hand. "I want nothing, nothing more than that dog returned to that family. But you don't resort to violence. So anybody out there, please stop that. Please don't threaten or do whatever."