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Breaking News: 2008 World's Ugliest Dog Loses Cancer Battle

Breaking News: 2008 World's Ugliest Dog Loses Cancer Battle

When I met Gus up close and personal moments after he won the title of 2008 World's Ugliest Dog back in June, it was clear he had gone through a lot. This 9-year-old rescued pooch endured radiation, surgery on a malignant tumor, and a leg amputation from his skin cancer – and what I remember most from my chat with his super-sweet owners was that the pup had a fondness for pizza . . . yum!

Now, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but sadly he just passed away. RIP, Gus!


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I wanted to honor this pooch's big win in a gallery of photos so check them out when you

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Honeybunch2 Honeybunch2 7 years
How sad! But glad that he got to live out his days with nothing but love with humans that did so unconditionally, which is all that dogs ask of us. RIP buddy.
fashionplate525 fashionplate525 7 years
What a darling dog! Awww.I think he is beautiful. RIP <3
MrsJigglesworth MrsJigglesworth 7 years
:( little angel
lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
I have tears in my eyes as well, meringue. Rest in Peace, Gus.
Bebeshopper Bebeshopper 7 years
Said a prayer for sweet Gus. You were a star. :)
createMH createMH 7 years
Que triste...much love. :(
JennaV JennaV 7 years
How sad :(
meringue meringue 7 years
this brings tears to my eyes...rest in peace little gus
LeftCoast LeftCoast 7 years
Very sad news. Gus was an inspiration to tripods and "extra special" dogs everywhere. I'm glad that he died in a loving home with his humans at his side.
drea-nicole drea-nicole 7 years
awww. I hope you're getting all the pizza you can eat now. :P
flyingroo flyingroo 7 years
I hope you are in doggie heaven now Gus, all 4 legs and 2 eyes!
esthersim esthersim 7 years
awww RIP Gus.. u r in a better place now.
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