Sparkle was known as the "canine mayor of Somerville," and she was a fixture of her neighborhood for years, in addition to being a notable presence in the Dog Twitter community.
Her owner, Melora Rush, shared this news via a Twitter post late Wednesday night, November 17.
"It is so hard to share this news with all of you who have sent so much love to Sparkle....she is no longer with us."
Sparkle was adopted around 2012 from the rescue Mary's Dogs in New Hampshire, and brought much joy to her neighborhood, where she would often greet friends and strangers while relaxing in her front yard.
Love, Dog sends heartfelt condolences go out to Sparkle's family and friends.
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