He was so big that he was dubbed “Fat Vincent,” but after his owner’s death he was turned over to an animal shelter in Houston.
K-9 Angels Rescue, an animal rescue group, and Melissa Anderson, a new foster mother, stepped in, working together to help transform the dog into a Skinny Vinnie.
Eight months later, Vincent weighs 17 pounds. He swims up to 30 minutes a day and is finally able to join his pooch pals on long walks.
Anderson, Lauren Friedman, the vice president of K-9 Angels Rescue, and the now-trim Vincent appeared live today on “Good Morning America.”
Anderson discussed Vincent’s physical regimen, saying the dog walks for 45 minutes to an hour six times a week. She also said he eats one-third cup of dry food with baby carrots, and gets frozen bananas as a treat.