No one is quite sure exactly how Kai the golden retriever mix managed to balloon up to 173 pounds, but when his neglectful owners tried to have him put down, the veterinarian stepped in and got Kai surrendered instead.
From Chunk to Hunk
Thanks to Misfits of Alberta animal rescue of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Kai got a second chance at life in the form of foster mom (and now forever mom) Pam Heggie.
Never Give Up
Pam is not just Kai’s mom, she’s also his fitness coach and personal trainer. In addition to three walks a day, Pam and Kai enjoy regular visits to the dog park and regular swimming sessions and physiotherapy. Through their hard work, Kai managed to lose 100 pounds in just a year, and the change is remarkable!
The dog that couldn’t walk up the three stairs to Pam’s front door now chases frogs in the pond, plays fetch, and enjoys all the good things in life, thanks to Pam’s loving guidance and his own work ethic. Good job, Kai! Good job Pam!