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Obese New York Dog Given Second Chance at Life After Miraculous Weight Loss

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Honey the beagle was in June dropped off at the SPCA of Niagara County to be euthanized. She weighed 68 pounds, about 40 pounds above a healthy weight for the breed.
She could hardly move, her belly scraped the floor as she dragged herself by her front paws and she was urinating and defecating on herself.
The SPCA said her owner was an elderly woman with dementia. They suspect she would forget she fed Honey and feed her again. Honey also had unregulated hypothyroidism.
Luckily for Honey, that is not where this story ends.
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The SPCA of Niagara County, a no-kill shelter, committed to saving her and they did.
They got her thyroid in check with medication and started working off the pounds.
At first, just getting the dog to move was a struggle. Eventually, she was in rehab twice a week, working off the weight in a water treadmill.
After six months, she has lost 38 pounds -- but the SPCA says that Honey's improvements go beyond her appearance. Staffers said she has been in better spirits all around.
Niagara County SPCA
The vets said she would like to see Honey lose about five more pounds before she is medically cleared and ready for adoption. You can keep up with Honey's journey through the Niagara County SPCA's Facebook page.
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