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[ August 21, 2012   //   ]

Virgin Atlantic added to its celebrity passenger list by helping Mugly, an eight-year-old Chinese Crested rescue dog from Peterborough carry off the title of ‘The Ugliest Dog in the World’, carrying him out to California to compete against 29 other distinctive dogs looking to claim the prize at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma.

Winning the title has catapulted Mugly onto the world stage with press and TV appearances scheduled and his own Channel 5 television documentary.

Owner Bev Nicholson said: “The Virgin team were great and helped to make Mugly feel like a star even before he was crowned We really appreciated the hands on care and attention he was given and he was certainly on top form when he arrived in the US.

Helen Evans, who runs Virgin Atlantic Cargo’s pet travel service, points out though that Mugley hasn’t let fame go to his head. He is also a therapy dog who helps children with reading difficulties to build up their confidence.

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