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Jeremy Renner

My Puppy Tragically Died

3/14/2012 10:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jeremy Renners 8-month-old puppy Franklin dropped dead on a baseball field.Jeremy Renner suffered a devastating loss last weekend, after his 8-month-old puppy Franklin dropped dead on a baseball field.

Jeremy's friend and business partner Kristoffer Winters was dogsitting the French bulldog last Saturday in Orange County -- and decided to take it to his nephew's little league baseball game.

We're told the dog was running around the field having fun on a very hot day -- near 80 degrees.  Then, at around 2 PM, the pup began to vomit and convulse. Kris -- who had left to get a snack -- returned to find Jeremy's dog dead in a woman's arms.

We're told 3 people tried to give the dog mouth-to-mouth to revive the pooch -- to no avail.

French bulldogs notoriously suffer from heart problems, which could be exacerbated by heat.

We're told Jeremy and Franklin were EXTREMELY close and he's grief-stricken.  

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106.

sunny    

What a DUMBASS. You don't take french bulldogs, bulldogs, pugs, basically brachycephalic dogs out on a hot ass day and let them run around and overheat. A RESPONSIBLE pet owner would know this. Stupid dumbass people like him should be charged with animal cruelty.

895 days ago
107.

Dog Nut    

It truly is a shame the because of human stupidity a dog lost it's life. Yes, brachycephalic breeds are prone to breathing problems; However ALL breeds can suffer heatstroke in the proper conditions. Dog owners should educate themselves on the symptoms of Heat stroke so pre-emptive measure can be taken to prevent a senseless death, which CAN and has happened to other breeds as well. Dogs do not have the common sense to stop something pleasurable to cool them selves before too late [especially if being controlled by a human. Rest in Peace, Franklin.

895 days ago
108.

Vic    

It says that Jeremy's friend was dogsitting and took the dog to the park. Jeremy may have known better, but his friend obviously didn't. Don't hate on Renner, he just lost his dog.

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