Spirits were high at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma where thousands gathered to cheer for the next pup to win the World’s Ugliest Dog® Contest. It was a close call as the judges called upon the crowd to help them decide and Scamp the Tramp prevailed.
“Scamp defines ugly with cute, winning all of our hearts. Let’s all paws for a moment and celebrate the World’s Ugliest Dog: Scamp!” shared long-time returning judge Kerry Sanders, NBC News Correspondent.
Scamp The Tramp was rescued by his fur mommy, Yvonne Morones back in 2014. This is a story of an online swipe right and love at first sight. Yvonne discovered Scamp on Pet Finder and immediately melted. It was near his last hour when she pulled in and saved his life.
Scamp and Yvonne are being flown to New York for a live appearance on NBC’s Today Show. Her prize included a very large trophy, $1500 and a donated prize match which will be split between the Humane Society of Sonoma County, Angels Fund and Compassion Without Borders.
Scamp competed against 18 other dogs, most of which were also adopted and/or rescued. The red carpet runners up included second place winner Wild Thang, owned by Ann Lewis and third place winner Tostito, owned by Molly Horgan who also won the Spirit Award. This year’s People’s Choice Award went to Meatloaf, owned by Denae Pruner.