Friday, June 4, 2010

‘World’s Ugliest Dog’ Miss Ellie dies at 17

This is so sad.  It's sad to know that humans got entertained by the sight of a not too pretty dog.  The only good thing to come out of this is the money she helped to raise for other homeless animals.  God Bless, Miss Ellie.

By Dr Andrew | June 4, 2010
Ugliest Dog Dies
In this June 26, 2009 file photo, Miss Ellie celebrates her win in the “World’s Ugliest Dog Contest” at the Sonoma-Marin Fair, in Petaluma, Cal

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. – Miss Ellie, a small, bug-eyed Chinese Crested Hairless dog whose pimples and lolling tongue helped her win Animal Planet’s “World’s Ugliest Dog” contest in 2009, has died at age 17 after a career in resort show business in the Smoky Mountains.

The Mountain Press reported Thursday that Ellie starred in shows at the Comedy Barn in Pigeon Forge.
She also appeared on The Animal Planet cable show “Dogs 101″ and was on billboards and in a commercial.

Pigeon Forge Mayor Keith Whaley proclaimed Nov. 12 as “Miss Ellie Day” for her owner’s efforts to raise money for the local humane society. Over the years, Ellie helped raise more than $100,000 for the Sevier County Humane Society.

She will be cremated.
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