EXPIRED: 06/03/10 – Miss Ellie, 17, was ugly with a capital ‘ug.”
A bug-eyed Chinese crested hairless pooch, Miss Ellie was rescued by Dawn Goegring when she was just 7 years old. Last year she won Animal Planet’s “World’s Ugliest Dog” contest.
But Miss Ellie did more than just be ugly. She also helped raise over $100,000 for the Humane Society of Sevier County, Tennessee Valley. Pigeon Forge, Tennessee Mayor Keith Whaley proclaimed Nov. 12 as “Miss Ellie Day” for her owner’s efforts to raise money for the local humane society.
She also appeared on The Animal Planet cable show “Dogs 101,” appeared on billboards and in television commercials.
Miss Ellie was set to fly to California to defend her title as the World’s Ugliest Dog when she passed away.
On a positive note – she will now be the ugliest dog in the heavens.
Rest in peace, bitch.