Court Sends Chubby Dog to Fat Farm

Animal officials take heavy action
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jun 4, 2010 5:20 AM CDT

(Newser) – British animal officials repeatedly whining about a family's grossly overweight dog finally obtained a court order to seize the animal and send him to a fat farm. Bull terrier Gucci weighed in at some 70 pounds when he was finally taken away for a slimming diet. The dog could hardly waddle down the street and his paws were sore from supporting his weight, officials told the Sun. It's believed to be the first legal action of its kind. After Gucci tones up, he'll be put up for adoption, ultimately going to a family that will help him stick to his diet. (Read more Gucci stories.)

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