'Obie' the Dachshund reaches goal weight

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by Jeff Thompson, KGW.com Staff

NWCN.com

Posted on July 31, 2013 at 2:12 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 29 at 8:38 PM

PORTLAND -- ‘Obie’ the (formerly) Obese Dachshund has lost 49 pounds in the last 11 months.

Obie gained national attention after appearing on TODAY last year during a custody dispute.

Background: Group demanding obese Dachshund's return

His owner, Nora Vanatta, has been working with him to lose weight, and he had surgery in April to remove 2-1/2 pounds of loose skin.

Tuesday Vanatta announced that he had reached the target weight of 28 pounds.

More: Dieting dachshund Obie able to run after weight loss

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