updated 07/20/2011 AT 5:00 PM ET
•originally published 07/20/2011 AT 5:40 PM ET
Paris Hilton nearly ended an interview with Good Morning America reporter Dan Harris after being questioned about her relevance, but more interesting details (for us at PEOPLE Pets, anyway) emerged from the segment. Like, for instance, how many animals does the heiress really have?
The answer: 17. Hilton – whose menagerie includes a miniature pig, miniature pony, cats, dogs and bunnies – has long expressed her love for other creatures, much of the time by bringing them home. But we’ve never known exactly how many pets she has, until now.