Gov. Ivey wearing sling after being tripped up by dog

Gov. Ivey wearing sling after being tripped up by dog
Gov. Kay Ivey and her dog, Missy, pose in this undated photo. Ivey was injured and had to use a sling after being accidentally tripped up by the pet on Tuesday. (Source: Gov. Kay Ivey's Press Office)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey’s office says she’s in a sling after being tripped up by her dog, Missy.

Ivey’s office issued a statement Wednesday saying the governor hit her shoulder as a result and was put in a sling to recover.

“Alabama’s First Dog Missy is such a fun and active friend to have at home, and she is fiercely protective," the governor said in a statement. "Last night, she unintentionally tripped me up, and I hit my shoulder. You’ll see me in a sling, but this won’t slow me down a bit! I’ll keep you posted on the recovery."

The governor’s dog, she assured, “is also doing just fine!”

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