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Owners abandon Cobb County dog who got too fat

Someone abandoned a dog they'd owned for 12 years because she became "inconvenient" - at 61 pounds, it's hard for her to get up and down steps. She's up for adoption at the Cobb County animal shelter.

According to a post from shelter volunteers:

"Leila's previous 'family' left her at Cobb County Animal Control on Oct. 20 because they said it had become inconvenient since Leila had become so heavy she can no longer easily go up and down the stairs to take herself outside to potty.

Leila is so very sweet and looks like a beautiful young pup. You'd never know by looking at her that she has 12 years of life behind her.

We hope that someone sees what a beauty this girl is and snaps her up. Exercise and diet could help this beauty slim down. Her previous humans said she is GOOD WITH KIDS.

Leila is up to date with shots, spayed, and micro-chipped. She weighs 61 pounds. Leila will be heartworm tested upon adoption. Leila is in kennel 82 and her ID is 589819. Please share Leila to help her get out of the shelter!"

Here are details if you'd like to consider giving Leila (or another another pet) a home:

The Cobb County Animal Shelter is located at 1060 Al Bishop Drive in  Marietta. (Right off County Services Parkway). The number is  770-499-4136.

Shelter hours for adoptions are  Tuesday - Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and  Sundays 2 to 5 p.m.

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