A Taiwanese Elementary School named Wenhua Elementary in Tamsui, New Tapei City is telling its students and teachers to stop feeding their overweight dog. The rescue dog named ‘Little White Socks’ has now grown to a big round 110 pounds after it was saved 8 years ago. Now the school has stepped in to try to get the dog back to a healthy weight.
In a video posted by TTV News the dog can be seen having difficulties walking long distances and getting tired easily. The school is concerned the obese dog will get diabetes, heart disease, or suffer joint damage due to its weight.
After the dog had been rescued, students and teachers couldn’t resist the adorable dog and kept feeding him and feeding him. Additionally, the dog was not taken on walks and lacked exercise. So the school banned the feeding of the dog and recommended teachers and students to exercise it by taking it for walks and playing catch with it.
“It’s like a pig! I don’t even know how it’s able to stand up properly with those skinny legs,” a local store owner told TTV News.
Little White Socks has grown into quite the local celebrity due to its weight and large proportions. A resident near the school who goes by the name Ms. Li told the DailyMail, “Everybody just loves Little White Socks, it’s a very quiet and well-behaved dog. It will stand guard at the school entrance whenever the kids arrive or leave at school. I just hope that it can be healthy again.”