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UConn’s former mascot stricken with seizures

STORRS — UConn’s former mascot is recovering from a health scare.

Alpha Phi Omega says Jonathan XIII was stricken by a cluster of seizures last weekend and was taken to a veterinary hospital in Middletown.

The service organization says doctors believe Jonathan XIII suffered a stroke earlier this year that went undiagnosed. He is expected to recover.

The 12-year-old all-white Husky served as the school’s mascot from 2008-2014, but was retired because he became nervous in front of large crowds. He was replaced by the current mascot, Jonathan XIV, a black and white Siberian Husky.

The organization is raising funds to help pay for the medical treatment, which included an MRI. It had received more than $4,000 by Friday afternoon and says any excess funds will be donated to the hospital.

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