Sampson is probably Australia’s most obese dog. He has been fed excessive quantities of the wrong types of food over a very extended period. That explains his twice normal weight – 85 kilograms (187 lbs)!
In order to save his life, Animal Aid shelter in Coldstream say it will take him until Christmas to shed half his massive frame and will then put him up for adoption.
“His former owners obviously couldn’t resist his big brown eyes that follow you around saying feed me. He has a very keen appetite and shows a willingness to do anything he can to get food, any way he can, but tough love means saying no”, said Ms Amber Lavery, who works for Animal Aid.
If you wish to help him, you contribute to Sampson’s expensive diet food at animalaid.com.au.
Via: Perth Now