Alabama First Dog Bear passes away

Alabama First Dog Bear passes away
Gov. Kay Ivey and Bear (Source: Governor's Press Office)

MONTGOMERY, AL (WBRC) - The Office of the Governor announced Friday afternoon that Bear, Gov. Kay Ivey’s dog, has passed away.

Bear suffered from ongoing health issues.

The 14-year-old Chow mix was adopted by Gov. Ivey in 2005 from a Montgomery veterinarian after he was hit by a car.

The Office of the Governor released the following statement:

“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.”

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