A too-many-sausages dog! Giant Alfie the Labrador is put on a crash diet after he tipped the scales at 12.5 STONE


Britain's fattest dog Alfie weighed as much as Wayne Rooney after arriving at the RSPCA's door for help.

Britain's fattest dog is on a crash diet because the owner kept forgetting he’d already been fed.
Alfie the labrador weighed in at 12st 5lb (80kg) when the RSPCA took him in.
That’s almost three times the normal weight of a labrador - and as heavy as Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney.
It took four people using towels as slings to lift him when he arrived at the RSPCA’s Leybourne Animal Centre, in Kent.
The 12-year-old canine was signed over to the RSPCA after his elderly owner kept forgetting he had already fed his pet.

Alfie was passed to the RSPCA after his elderly owner kept forgetting he had already fed his pet.

Christine Dooley, centre manager, said: 'He literally could not stand up when he arrived because he was so fat. I have never seen a dog that fat before in my 27 years with the RSPCA, he must be Britain’s fattest pet.
'He was just a massive blob with a leg at each corner.
'He was being fed to death, it’s amazing he was alive given his size. A healthy Labrador weighs about 30 kilos (4stone 7lbs), so poor Alfie was carrying the weight of two Labradors, and a Staffie too.'
Alfie struggled to walk more than a few steps and could not even lift his legs a couple of inches into a raised bed in his kennel - so staff at the centre made him comfortable with a piece of carpet and blankets on the floor.
Alfie's s neck is so big wears the same size collar as a St Bernard.

source: dailymail