19 participants competed Friday for the title of “ugliest dog in the world” in Petaluma, California (USA). The winner is the “Scamp the Tramp”, which allowed his mistress to win $ 1,500 in cash, and $ 1,500 for a charity helping the animals.

Rescued in 2014 via the Pet Finder online site, this little animal is a kind of “pet therapy”, moving especially in schools, libraries and retirement homes.

According to the organizers, the competition aims to raise awareness of the cause of abandoned or homeless animals.