NC State’s live mascot, Tuffy II, who has been a part of the athletics family since 2016, passed away in his sleep last night. This exceptionally good dog had been suffering from a debilitating heart disease. He underwent treatment at State’s vet school.
It is with deep sadness that we share that Tuffy II passed away in his sleep last night. Our thoughts are with the Downey family, Tuffy II left a lasting impact on the NC State community. pic.twitter.com/irvwd3hSfQ— NC State Athletics (@PackAthletics) October 27, 2020
Tuffy II was introduced to State fans back on Father’s Day in 2016, when he was still just a pup.
You can donate to help with the Downey family’s medical expenses here.
Rest in peace, Tuffy.