December 2009

Barney Needs A New Home

Barney, a famous Dalmatian in England, is ready to find a new home after his owner pled guilty to animal cruelty charges in English court.  His former owner, John Green, has been banned from keeping dogs for the next 10 years.

The RSPCA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) confiscated Barney from Green's home in June.  Green had been feeding Barney a steady diet of junk food, and the lethally obese dog had topped out at a staggering 154 pounds.  The RSPCA put Barney in foster care while pressing charges against his owner.  With the benefit of a restricted diet and plenty of exercise, Barney has lost 66 pounds, and is finally down to a weight considered normal for his breed.