Creator Brooke Martin came up with the idea because she got upset when she was away from her dog, Kayla.
“I felt so guilty that I had to leave her alone all day depressed by herself,” Martin told CBS News.
“It was even more of a shock when three tiny puppies came out instead of a baby,” said Dr. Empire News carries a disclaimer stating that their content is satirical and “for entertainment purposes only.” Now8News makes no such admission, but given that their story appears to have been copied wholesale from Empire News with only a few minor changes, we needn’t trouble ourselves as to its authenticity.
The Now8News version also includes an alleged photo of one of the half-human puppies which may appear familiar to regular readers: As we noted in a previous article debunking the spurious claim that the photo depicts a “goat-human hybrid baby” born in Alabama, the photo originated in news stories out of Malaysia reporting the birth of a goat with human-like features in April 2016.
After a few weeks of salacious speculation about the possibility that the creature was the product of sexual intercourse between an animal and a human being, tests proved that it bore no human DNA.