Morbidly obese dog found abandoned near a farm
Arbuckle (or Fatty Arbuckle) weighed 116 lbs when he was found dumped face-down near a farm. He could barely walk as his tiny joints were unable to sustain his weight. LA’s “A Purposeful Rescue” took him in and vowed to help him.
A vet examination revealed that Arbuckle was suffering from hypothyroidism, which is why his body swelled up like a balloon. Arbuckle went still because of his painful joints, so his initial treatment was based solely on medication. Over time, he got thinner and managed to walk again!
Once Arbuckle began to lose weight, there was no going back for him. During this time, actress Jane Lynch and her partner learned about Arbuckle and decided to adopt him. They gave you a loving home forever. Arbuckle has become a famous influencer on his own because his difficult weight loss journey has given many people hope and motivation. No wonder they call him a miracle dog! See for yourself!
Update: We are left saddened after hearing that Arbuckle recently passed away. He was 9 years old. After his death, the shelter received a whopping $5000 in donations overnight, all from people who cheered on Arbuckle and wanted to celebrate his inspiring life. We hope you are shining your light upon us from the stars, Arby. You rest in peace now, good boy.
Click the video below to watch Arbuckle’s difficult and inspiring journey, and his happy days in his forever home!
Source: I Love My Dog Somuch