Paris Hilton's dog love has landed her at the centre of a new Los Angeles Department of Animal Services investigation, after the heiress boasted about owning 17 pets on a TV show. The socialite told chat show host Ellen DeGeneres all about the extent of her pooch collection on the comedienne's show on Monday (11Feb08) - not realising it's illegal to have more than three dogs at any one non-kennel, non-breeder,residential address in Los Angeles. Animal Services sources tell that bosses of an animal rescue organisation took heed of Hilton's dog boast and complained to the officials, who paid her a visit on Tuesday (12Feb08). The website reports Animal Services representatives turned up at Hilton's home, but Paris and her dogs were not there. They left a message with a maid and now plan to return to conduct a full inspection.