STORRS, Conn. (AP) — 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.