Pudgy Shreveport Dog is on a Mission to Shed Pounds & Find Home
Rosemary the obese chihuahua has caught the attention of the Shreveport-Bossier community. No, not just because this baby girl is thicker than a snicker, but because of her dedication to finding a home.
On May 21st the Humane Society of Northwest Louisiana introduced us to what looked like a twinkie on legs.
Her story is truly heartbreaking. At just 3 years of age her previous owners got her so overweight and then decided they didn't want her anymore, so they dropped her off to get euthanized at a local shelter.
Thankfully the staff at the shelter was determined to find her a home so they reached out to the Humane Society of Northwest Louisiana. The only problem, Rosemary was the heaviest chihuahua any of them had ever seen. Rosemary weighed in at over 24 pounds. Keep in mind most chihuahuas weigh less than 6 pounds.
Here is the post that drew us into Rosemary's weight journey
"We will check in with her starting weight tomorrow. Any guesses ?!
Owner surrendered to a shelter, requested and signed papers to euthanize. The shelter staff quickly decided that was not the route they wanted to go on this morbidly obese Chihuahua who is only 3 years YOUNG ❤😭
They reached out for help... and here she is now at the HSNWLA 💙💛
This gal will go on a strict diet and exercise plan starting tomorrow, to get her back in shape and healthy!!! Dogs this overweight is very sad, sure they might love treats and human food but causing damage to the heart lungs and other vital organs is not a way to live and almost guarantees a shorter life expectancy! Poor girl can barely walk 10 steps before coming tired and out of breath. She is on medications for seizures as well!!! She will get a thorough exam from our veterinarian and be closely monitored during her stay with us!
Stay tuned for her weight loss progress 💪😉
Welcome Rosemary to the HSNWLA 💙💛"
Take a look at Rosemary's dedication to her weight loss.
Rosemary is down to 18lbs as of September 3rd, which means she has lost about 27% of her body weight. Baby girl is putting in some serious work on that water treadmill. We are so proud of all the hard work Rosemary has put in and also the dedication from the crew at the Humane Society of Northwest Louisiana.
Once Rosemary gets to her target weight applications for her adoption will be open. If you want to jump in and donate and help keep the good work going that the Humane Society of Northwest Louisiana is doing just click here to donate.