Friday, August 3, 2012

Louisiana Tech Mascot Dies of Heat Stroke

Worried and anxious Louisiana Tech University students, faculty and supporters learned Wednesday the college’s beloved bulldog mascot Tech XX was dead – and had been for days.

 The 4-year-old English bulldog apparently died of heat stroke on Sunday after an animal clinic worker left him outside too long, said Patrick Sexton, a Ruston veterinarian and owner of Sexton Animal Health Center.

The worker covered up the death – allowing dozens to search for the dog and post rewards for Tech XX’s return – until he finally told Sexton Wednesday morning, Sexton said.

 Dave Guerin, spokesman for the university, said the Bulldog nation will grieve the loss of the dog and pray for the Sexton family who cared for him.


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