Just the other day Cesar Millan lost Daddy, his beloved dog and right-hand "man" on the job, appearing in more than 50 episodes of "The Dog Whisperer."
Daddy, a Pit Bull who previously survived cancer, died peacefully, surrounded by his family, at 16. The dog had lived with the Millan family since he was four months old.
In Daddy's honor, the Dog Whisperer and his family have established an emergency animal rescue fund in his name.
Daddy’s Emergency Animal Rescue Fund will help dogs who are victims in large-scale disasters (hurricanes, fires, and other natural catastrophes), man-made disasters (hoarder and puppy mill rescues), and animal victims of abuse or violence.
Fans who would like to contribute to Daddy's fund can visit this site.
Also, National Geographic Channel has set up a photo gallery of Daddy pictures and video posted here.
Daniel Maltzman's painting of Daddy. (Photo Credit: © MPH-Emery/Sumner Joint Venture)