Pekingese Wild Thang wins world's ugliest dog contest 2024

05:31 PM | 23 Jun, 2024
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In a heartwarming culmination of determination and charm, Wild Thang, an eight-year-old Pekingese from Coos Bay, Oregon, has clinched the top spot at the 2024 World's Ugliest Dog Contest held at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, California. This victory marks a triumphant moment for Wild Thang, who had participated in the competition for five consecutive years.

Wild Thang's journey to victory has been marked by challenges since his early days. Diagnosed with canine distemper as a puppy, he faced permanent effects including stunted tooth growth and a muscle disorder in his leg. Despite these hardships, his indomitable spirit and distinctive appearance captured the hearts of judges and onlookers alike.

"He's more than just a contestant; he's a testament to resilience and the importance of pet adoption," said Ann Lewis, Wild Thang's owner, visibly moved by his recognition. Alongside the prestigious title, Wild Thang and Ann Lewis will also receive a $5,000 prize and an invitation to appear on national television.

The World's Ugliest Dog Contest, renowned for nearly 50 years, celebrates the uniqueness and unconditional love that dogs bring into our lives, regardless of their appearance or breed. Wild Thang's win underscores the event's mission to promote the adoption of animals in need and raise awareness about pet care.

In addition to Wild Thang's victory, the competition honored Rome, a 14-year-old pug in a wheelchair, with second place, and Daisy Mae, a resilient mixed-breed dog, with third place. These placements highlight the diverse backgrounds and touching stories of companionship that define the contest.

As Wild Thang revels in his well-deserved triumph, his journey serves as an inspiring reminder of the beauty found in resilience and the profound bond between humans and their pets.


US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal Rate in Pakistan Today Open Market Rates - 15 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 15, 2024 (Monday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.8 for buying and 280.75 for selling. Euro's buying rate moves up to 301.25 and selling rate is 303.15.

British Pound rate is 355.15 for buying, and 358.65 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.65.

Currency Rates Today

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)       
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.8 280.75
Euro EUR 301.25 303.15
UK Pound Sterling GBP 355.15 358.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.5 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.65 74.37
Australian Dollar AUD 184.55 186.35
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741 749
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.75 205.75
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.43
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 309.15 311.65
Thai Bhat THB 7.5 7.65


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