Gov. Kay Ivey Announces Death of Beloved Dog “Bear”

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey poses for a photo with Bear (Governor’s Office photo)

Gov. Kay Ivey has sadly announced the death of her beloved dog “Bear”. Her dog was even recently featured in a TV commercial for her election.

This is the official statement on Bear’s passing on Friday:

The Office of the Governor is sad to announce the death of Bear, Governor Kay Ivey’s beloved dog, who passed away this afternoon from ongoing health issues.

Bear, a 14-year old Chow mix, was adopted by Governor Ivey in 2005 from a local vet after he was hit by a car.

Bear was beloved by the entire Governor’s Staff and especially those who work at the Governor’s Mansion. School children would many times get a glimpse of Bear during tours of the home. He brought a bright spirit to the mansion.

Bear also recently appeared in a commercial with Governor Ivey prior to the 2018 general election.

Governor Ivey would like to thank all the employees at Montgomery Veterinary Associates who gave Bear excellent care and comfort in his final days. She asks that if you want to honor Bear, please volunteer or donate to your local humane society.

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