232 pound obese Mastiff ‘Otto’ needs rescue help

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Meet Otto – and there sure is a lot of Otto to meet! The obese Mastiff mix was impounded on December 30 from a home in the city of Pico Rivera and is currently calling the Southeast Area Animal Control Authority located in Downey, California his temporary home.otto-the-obese-dog-2

Otto’s adoption listing can be followed here. ” ABOUT 17-12644  is a tan/black/white, male adult dog, that weighs approximately 239 lbs. He was impounded on 12/30/2016 from the City of Pico Rivera. Availability: Available for adoption holds on 12/30/2016. Adoption holds must be placed in person. Adoption availability date 1/10/2017. A Facebook page for this dog can be followed here. An additional Facebook page can be found here as advocates continue to pledge funds for an approved rescue organization to help this boy.

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Additional information can be found:otto-the-obese-dog-3

SEAACA (Southeast Area Animal Control Authority)
Donna.Soriano@seaaca.org – Rescue Coordinator
Sally.Hazzaard@seaaca.org – Shelter Director
chuck.miller@seaaca.org – Shelter Manager
9777 Seaaca Street, Downey, CA 90241

Photos and video via  Theresa Brabander. Follow the Pet Rescue Report on Facebook.


The dog’s short video can be viewed here:

Posted by Theresa Brabander on Friday, January 6, 2017


22 replies
  1. ellen cottone says:

    Call jenny craig,
    this centuries poster new poster child in weight loss. why not?
    Obesity also a problem in domestic animals.

  2. Roselyne CORNETTE says:

    Comment peut on abandonner une adorable boule de poils aussi doux, ses anciens maîtres ne devraient plus posséder d’animaux. Quelle tristesse. Partage. Dommage que je suis trop loin, mon coeur saigne pour lui. J’espère qu’il trouvera une bonne famille. ????

  3. Dee says:

    Not overweight. Some Mastiffs very big like this dog. His body still muscled. He looks full blood Mastiff. My Mastiff is 275 pounds and not fat. He is beautiful. I hope he goes to a person that raises Mastiffs. It would be unhealthy and cruel for this dog to be put on diet.

  4. Allison Claire Smith says:

    Otto needs to be out and getting exercise being in this cage will not help anything. Start him on a daily walk building it up over the months and also a diet. Plse help shame.

  5. Dana says:

    I have an English mastiff, she’s 200 lbs, with no problems. I would love to have him, but I live in Indiana , just too far away.

  6. Sally Henno says:

    He doesn’t look overweight. English Mastiffs are often well over 200lbs. They are known to weigh up to 280lbs, without being obese. Please make sure he is homed with someone who understands mastiffs and won’t starve him trying to get him down to stupid weights.

  7. Mia scaramuzzino says:

    I wish my situation was different. I have three dogs now and my baby boy mastiff has a serious heart condition. All I can say is that these dogs are the greatest loves of all !!!!! Someone please save Otto he will bring u nothing but happiness!!!!!


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