Adorable beagle Leo gained weight and his claws grew to unnatural lengths after being unable to see the outside world – he’s now enjoying being outside and rescuers say he’s making lots of friends
(Image: Oakwood Dog Rescue)
An overweight dog who hasn’t walked in five years and saw his claws curl from lack of exercise is on the mend.
Adorable beagle Leo gained weight and his claws grew to unnatural lengths after being unable to see the outside world.
Rescuers are now hoping to find his forever home where he can enjoy the sun and grass.
The six-year-old dog was taken to one of Hull’s main dog rescue centers as staff said he was “having a really hard time”.
Leo was adopted by Oakwood Dog Rescue and now enjoys walking, HullLive reports.
Oakwood Dog Rescue)
Oakwood Dog Rescue)
Employees say he’s “making new friends” for the first time.
The staff said: “This poor boy was having a really hard time.
“Leo has spent the last five years indoors without going for a walk or seeing the outside world. He is extremely overweight and he had claws growing into his pads (these are sorted now).”
Pictures show Leo’s overgrown claws and how they curl in an unnatural way.
This can happen to all dog breeds if they are not properly exercised and sedentary.
The claws were so long that they began digging into his paws, making Leo uncomfortable.
Oakwood Rescue added: “Even though he lives an incredibly sheltered life, he is the sweetest boy, he comes to us easily and enjoys meeting new people and going for little walks – he’s even made some dog friends!
“Leo has started his weight loss journey and will hopefully steal someone’s heart soon.”
To learn more about the process of finding Leo a forever home, go to Savior’s website.
Last month we reported how a dog found with “poo-matt fur” is now unrecognizable after finding him forever at home.
Little Milo, a Shih Tzu, was in such poor health that rescue workers had trouble distinguishing between his head and posterior due to the condition of his coat.
He was found in a small enclosure in Ireland in January last year.
His cage was so small that he had no choice but to live amidst its mess, causing his feces to clump in his fur.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/overweight-dog-spent-five-years-27333365 An overweight dog had not walked in five years because its claws curled under its paw