When their owners handed over two fox terriers named Bert and Ernie because they could no longer care for them, the SPCA was astonished to see the fat dogs: Bert (pictured above) weighed 32 kg (71 lb) and Ernie weighed 44 kg (lb)!
SPCA operations manager Tracy Dunn said the team were speechless when they saw how overweight the dogs were. She said the SPCA often sees malnourished and underweight dogs and cats, so it was unusual to have two very overweight dogs handed in at once.
Dunn said animal obesity is becoming a major problem in New Zealand. "The nation's overweight people are in turn overfeeding and supersizing their pets."
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