HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Every step and every run was a struggle for Vincent a couple of weeks ago. At 38 pounds, double the size vets say he should be, Vincent's size takes a toll on him. His back even dips from the weight.
Foster parent Melissa Anderson with K-9 Angels Rescue says, "People can be kind of mean. They'll say things like that's abuse and they're thinking it's my dog and I'm like I'm trying to help this dog. It just made me think people can be kind of harsh."
Vincent was dropped off at the pound in Harris County after his owner died. Fearing he would not get adopted Anderson stepped in because she did not want Vincent to be overlooked or worse, be put down because of space.
Vincent's vet has him on a diet and Melissa and her friend Lauren are getting Vincent healthy again through swimming. Vincent enjoys it and is pushing himself. After weight loss, will come walks.
Already, Vincent has lost two pounds.