Beagles are one of the most well-received and beloved choices for a canine companion. Their amiable character and even temper make them suitable for households with children as they are an excitable and intelligent breed. The beagle isn’t the world’s eighth most popular breed with no reason!
But sometimes, even being an adorable pup can do no favors for you when it comes to unkind owners. Honey the beagle was the victim of such an instance. Despite being a happy pooch, he was abandoned without a second glance by his owners. This was due to Honey’s unusual condition.
Her unusual plight
Honey the beagle was a hapless soul who was distinguished from her peers due to her unique condition. She was a severely obese dog. Obesity is not an uncommon affliction in beagles, who stay inactive for long periods of time. Gaining so much weight was not Honey’s fault per se, as she was at the mercy of her owners to be appropriately exercised.
She was extremely obese
Honey’s plight was truly pitiful though when she was surrendered to the Niagara SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals). The poor animal was extremely obese, more than the normal levels that are usually seen. Her obesity had gotten to the extent that she was unable to even walk under the all the extra weight.
But the true cruelty was that the person who had come to drop her off – possibly the owner – wanted Honey to be put down. When a dog is adopted by a person, it is an unwritten understanding that they should provide and love the dog to the best of their abilities. But this person wanted Honey to be put down just because she was obese.
SPCA to the rescue!
Thankfully for Honey, the staff at the shelter refused the request. It was an absurd request, to begin with, considering that the unfortunate Honey was only obese. The condition could be easily treated with diligent exercising and a healthy diet. She would have never gained the immense weight if only her food intake was monitored.
Given a second chance
This showed negligence on the part of the former owner. Beagles only gain weight if they are inactive for long periods of time, with no track of their daily food requirements. Honey was still young and had a long life ahead of her if given the chance. Sue Cable, the woman who’s currently fostering Honey said, “She was so young, and we knew we could help her lose the weight.”