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November 10, 2008

Ugliest Dog Dies

GULFPORT, Fla. … (AP) … A one-eyed, three-legged dog that won
the title of world's ugliest pooch this summer has died.

   The St. Petersburg Times in Florida reports that Gus, a
Chinese crested dog, had cancer. He was 9.

   Gus was rescued from a bad home and went on to win the annual
World's Ugliest Dog contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in northern
California.

   Gus came from humble origins. According to the fair, his
adopted family in Gulfport, Fla., rescued him after learning he
was being kept in a crate inside someone's garage.

   He had one leg amputated because of a skin tumor and lost an
eye in a cat fight.

   Gus' owner had said the prize money from the contest would be
put toward the dog's radiation treatment.

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