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.