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Mr. Happy Face, crowned the World’s Ugliest Dog on June 24, 2022, at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, California, relaxes at his Arizona home with his owner, Jeneda Benally, a Dine musician and activist. An elderly dog with a string of health issues, he is going to help raise support for other shelter and rez dogs. (Photo/Jeneda Benally via ICT)

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World’s Ugliest Dog turns bleary eyes on helping reservation dogs
Mr. Happy Face will help raise funds for other animals that, like him, got off to a rough start

Diné musician and activist Jeneda Benally wanted something special for her birthday last year, so she went to the local animal shelter and asked for the “oldest and most unadoptable dog.”

By Sandra Hale Schulman, ICT July 19, 2022