Dana Perino, Fox News anchor and former White House Press Secretary, announced that her 9-year-old dog, Jasper, died of cancer on September 4, 2021. The Hungarian Vizsla, who is known as “America’s dog” by Fox News viewers, was often seen in Fox’s The Five and America’s Newsroom. The pooch was also the subject of Perino’s book, “Let Me Tell You About Jasper”.
Perino posted on social media that her beloved dog suffered from fast-spreading cancer. She stated, “It is with broken hearts that Peter and I have to let you know that Jasper, America’s dog, died. He left us sooner than we’d ever hoped. We got to send him off – talking about all the fishing he can do in heaven.”
She added, “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 never been so loved and supported.”
Fans of the show had shown their support for both Perino and her husband, Peter McMahon, and an outpouring of grief and condolences were given to the couple through social media.