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World's ugliest dog dies weeks after winning title

Zsa Zsa Zsa Zsa an English bulldog won the World’s Ugliest Dog Contest in Petaluma Calif. last month. More
Kenny Thornton | 11 July, 2018, 18:43

Zsa Zsa, the nine-year-old English bulldog victor of the World's Ugliest Dog contest at the Sonoma-Marin County Fair in California last month, passed away in her sleep yesterday, July 10.

Luckily the dog was given a proper farewell, with Brainard sharing that she, her husband and their 15-month-old daughter said their goodbyes earlier today.

She passed away peacefully in her sleep Tuesday morning, as reported by Today.

The world's ugliest dog has died just nine days after claiming her title. "It's been two weeks and I still don't believe it", Brainard told the TV show. She said the 9-year-old English bulldog's death has been "devastating".

According to the Today show, Brainard drove more than 30 hours from Anoka, Minnesota to San Francisco to enroll Zsa Zsa in the contest, as Zsa Zsa herself was rescued from a puppy mill after Brainaird found her on PetFinder.com.

Suspects sought in beating of 92-year-old man on sidewalk
Los Angeles County Sheriff's officials said the woman allegedly confronted the elderly man because he bumped into the child. Mendoza later told news channel KTLA-TV that he couldn't believe anyone would do that to an elderly man.

The English bulldog was reportedly named after Hungarian-American actress Zsa Zsa Gabor.

Though it may seem a dubious honor, the Ugliest Dog contest seeks to demonstrate "the importance of advocating for the adoration of all animals", according to its website.

Zsa Zsa was known for her protruding teeth and especially long tongue.

Zsa Zsa's body was returned home and the family held a special farewell ceremony.

The objective of the contest is to raise awareness of pet adoption.

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