SLINGER — A dog from Slinger bested more than 10,000 other rescue dogs to be named this year's world's cutest rescue dog by People Magazine.
Lamb Chop, a 12-year-old Maltese, was rescued roughly six years ago from a puppy mill. The tiny dog had all of its teeth removed upon rescue because they were rotten and had several tumors discovered.
Owner Christin Schubert, of Wauwatosa, said times were tough when Lamb Chop was first rescued but acknowledged she has come a long way since then.
"I always tell people that I think she is super brave and resilient, given what she has gone through," Schubert said.
Schubert and Lamb Chop were also awarded a one-year supply of PEDIGREE dog food, a $1,000 donation to the pet rescue organization of their choice, a custom photoshoot, and a feature on people.com.
Lamb Chop was named the winner on Good Morning America earlier this week. 2020 marked the third year of this contest.