Obie the 77-pound dachshund has a new lease on life: an awesome new owner and a strict weight-loss regimen

How does a dog get like this?

Obie’s former owners were elderly and didn’t know how to show love for the dog — except with food. The dog overate and had very little exercise. Finally, the owners asked for help and gave Obie up for adoption, but one wonders why it took them so long.

Actually, no, that’s a far-too-polite way to put it. By “one wonders,” I mean animal abuse like this makes me and everyone on Earth with a minute amount of compassion for other living things want to flip a desk over and throw a computer through a window.