This handsome man is Meatloaf. He came to Bideawee after a long ordeal, which lead up to him being surrendered to a local municipal shelter. Bideawee rescued him from there just before he was out of time. His former owner over-fed Meatloaf drastically, until a point where he became morbidly obese, and had difficulty walking. He couldn't even stand on his paws; his weight was so great that he was forced to walk on his forearms. His former owner moved into a nursing home, and the family left him uncared for and locked up in the house. Later, the real estate agents who found Meatloaf inside the home threw him into the yard. Alone and defenseless, this poor boy finally found his way to a local municipal shelter, where an uncertain fate awaited him. When Bideawee heard about his story, we just had to take him under our wing! Meatloaf weighed 29 pounds when he arrived here, and after a thorough medical evaluation and treatment, and being placed on a special diet, he is down to 27 pounds. Meatloaf's new family will need to continue his prescription diet to keep him healthy. Despite having a difficult start in life, his sweet personality has not been affected at all! Meatloaf truly is a gentle giant, and his affectionate nature is unparalleled! All he needs is a chance with a great family. Won't you please consider adopting Meatloaf?