Kai the Golden Retriever weighed a astounding 173 pounds when Pam Heggie started fostering him — more than 100 pounds overweight for an adult golden retriever.
Her veterinarian, told her, “This is the most overweight animal I have ever seen.”
Kai’s previous family took him to the vet to be euthanized because he had a hard time getting up. However, the vet stepped in and contacted the Misfits of Alberta Animal Rescue, which helped put Heggie together with Kai.
She didn’t even know where to start when she started fostering him.
When she first got home with Kai, he was so overweight it took him 20 minutes to climb the stairs and get through the door.