Fat dog still needs home

A DOG that was overfed until he was morbidly obese by his former owner is desperately seeking a new home for life in time for Christmas.

Barney, an eight-year-old male Dalmation, used to be double the weight of a healthy canine, tipping the scales at more than 11 stone after gorging on crisps and chocolate.

But in spite of losing 30kg, Barney, who lives at RSPCA Warrington, is no nearer to finding someone to love him and his new slimmed-down look and has not had a single offer of a new home.

Owner, John Green, aged 50, of Chelford Road, Macclesfield, fed Barney a diet of junk food until he weighed 70kg. As a result Green was banned from keeping dogs for 10 years by the town’s magistrates.

Chris Walkden, manager of RSPCA Warrington, Halton & St Helens Branch Animal Centre, on Slutchers Lane, said: “We just can’t understand why Barney is still here. He is a lovely dog with the most affectionate, playful nature.

The animal centre, in Bank Quay, is open from noon to 4pm every day except Tuesday. To enquire about adoption call 632 944 or visit www.rspca-warrington.org.uk

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11:29pm Tue 15 Dec 09

Reader says...

Hope Barney finds a loving new home very soon.

Our dog was abandoned and we got her from a dogs home and have never regretted it for one minute. She great fun and is full of love, affection and loyalty... it's like she knows and is thankfull.

We are the ones who should be thankfull as she has given us so much more in return xxx

She is part of the family now and we wouldnt have it any other way
Hope Barney finds a loving new home very soon. Our dog was abandoned and we got her from a dogs home and have never regretted it for one minute. She great fun and is full of love, affection and loyalty... it's like she knows and is thankfull. We are the ones who should be thankfull as she has given us so much more in return xxx She is part of the family now and we wouldnt have it any other way Reader

9:48am Thu 17 Dec 09

Julian Karswell says...

Great headline - cuts to the chase. Bravo!
Great headline - cuts to the chase. Bravo! Julian Karswell

12:01pm Thu 17 Dec 09

Aview says...

Can't the fat cats at the council give the dog a home?
Can't the fat cats at the council give the dog a home? Aview

2:24pm Thu 17 Dec 09

Repairman Jack says...

Fat Cat's Grand Slam Speakeasy - wasn't that in Bugsy Malone?
Fat Cat's Grand Slam Speakeasy - wasn't that in Bugsy Malone? Repairman Jack

8:16pm Thu 17 Dec 09

Aview says...

Can't the fat cats at the council give the dog a home?

Fat Cat's Grand Slam Speakeasy - wasn't that in Bugsy Malone?

This sounds like it could be made in to a it song?
Can't the fat cats at the council give the dog a home? Fat Cat's Grand Slam Speakeasy - wasn't that in Bugsy Malone? This sounds like it could be made in to a it song? Aview

8:22pm Thu 17 Dec 09

Aview says...

Can't the fat cats at the council give the dog a home?

Fat Cat's Grand Slam Speakeasy - wasn't that in Bugsy Malone?

This sounds like it could be made in to a hit song?
Can't the fat cats at the council give the dog a home? Fat Cat's Grand Slam Speakeasy - wasn't that in Bugsy Malone? This sounds like it could be made in to a hit song? Aview

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