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Ailing Sutter Brown released from animal hospital

A photo of Twitter shows First Dog Sutter Brown returned home from the animal hospital on Oct. 18, 2016. The corgi of Gov. Jerry Brown and Anne Gust Brown is suffering from cancer.
A photo of Twitter shows First Dog Sutter Brown returned home from the animal hospital on Oct. 18, 2016. The corgi of Gov. Jerry Brown and Anne Gust Brown is suffering from cancer. Twitter

Sutter Brown, the cancer-stricken dog belonging to Gov. Jerry Brown, has been released from the animal hospital and returned to the Governor’s Mansion.

News that Sutter underwent emergency surgery to remove life-threatening masses has spurred a wave of grief and support for the ailing corgi. California First Lady Anne Gust Brown took to tweeting updates on the dog’s health with #suttercomehome hashtags.

A Monday evening missive was more hopeful. Gust Brown shared a photo of Sutter relaxing on a pillow at home. An @SutterBrown account, whose more than 10,000 followers are regularly treated to images of the dog’s exploits, sent out a photo of the gubernatorial canine relaxing near a pool.

“He rolled in the grass, sniffed all his favorite places and then passed out,” Gust Brown wrote.

Here's a video of first dog Sutter Brown as he's introduced to the public by Anne Gust Brown in 2011. Gov. Brown's office announced on Oct. 11, 2016, that Sutter was critically ill.

Jeremy B. White: 916-326-5543, @CapitolAlert

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