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Dana Perino announces death of dog Jasper at age 9

Dana Perino announces death of dog Jasper at age 9

Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Dana Perino, co-host of Fox News Channel's The Five and America's Newsroom, has announced the death of her beloved dog, Jasper.

The brown Vizsla was nine.

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"It is with broken hearts that Peter [McMahon]and I have to let you know that Jasper, America's Dog, died today," Perino posted on Instagram Saturday.

"A fast spreading cancer caused him to leave us sooner than we'd ever hoped. We got to send him off - talking about all the fishing he can do in Heaven. My apologies if this post feels impersonal - so many of you have helped us raise Jasper to become the wonderful, hilarious, legend that he was. It would be impossible to reach all of you as I'd like to - truly a dog has never been so loved and supported."

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The post, which has already gotten more than 100,000 likes, included an artist's rendering of the dog standing on a rainbow bridge.

Perino's Instagram account is full of photos of Jasper traveling, playing and enjoying time with his family.

The TV personality and former White House press secretary frequently talked about Jasper on The Five and shared photos of and stories about him.

Perino would also take him on her book tours and to her personal appearances. She is the author of 2016's Let Me Tell You About Jasper... How My Best Friend Became America's Dog.

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