Monday, November 10, 2008
Gus, The "World's Ugliest Dog" Has Passed Away
Gus, the reigning champ of the annual "World's Ugliest Dog" contest has passed away after a long battle with skin cancer. The 9 year old Chinese Crested was a tripod with one eye - his rear left leg was amputated in order to remove a cancerous tumor and he lost his eye in a cat fight. Gus was rescued by Jeanenne and Janey Teed when they discovered that he was being confined to a crate in someone's garage. This sweet guy was fortunate enough to spend the last years of his life as a pampered pooch in Florida, and the prize money he won in the 2008 World's Ugliest Dog contest was used to treat his cancer. RIP Gus. You were an inspiration to tripods and "unique" dogs everywhere.