12/17/2016 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Anna Faris paid thousands of bucks as a penalty for giving the family dog away.
Anna sent a $5,000 check to Kinder4Rescue earlier this month for giving away Pete the Chihuahua she shared with hubby Chris Pratt … without notifying the rescue org.
Pete apparently escaped or was thrown out of his adoptive home and surfaced on the streets looking like skin and bones.
A microchip led Kinder4Rescue back to Anna, and the org demanded the $5k penalty she agreed to pay if she gave the dog away without prior notification.
Pete’s still hangin’ at Kinder4Rescue … in search of a new home.