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Figo, Spike featured in TODAY Show contest

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Officer Ellis' K-9, Figo, is now retired and living with Amy Ellis and their two boys Parker and Hunter. Officer Ellis' K-9, Figo, is now retired and living with Amy Ellis and their two boys Parker and Hunter.
The 11-year-old, 85 pound African tortoise named Spike is not an urban legend and despite what on lookers may think. The 11-year-old, 85 pound African tortoise named Spike is not an urban legend and despite what on lookers may think.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Stories featuring two Kentuckiana pets that touched our hearts are in the top 10 of the NBC's TODAY Show contest of favorite animal stories.

Figo, the K-9 partner of fallen Bardstown Officer Jason Ellis, made the list after a photo of him resting his paw on Ellis' casket as a final farewell went viral.

[More stories about Figo]

Also on the list is Spike the turtle who makes his rounds in downtown Louisville with his owner William Duncan.

[More about Spike]

Cast your vote for your favorite animal story and see the full list by clicking here.

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