He was surrendered to the Harris County Animal Shelter in Texas weeks after his owner passed away. Health problems that accompanied Vincent's weight included high cholesterol and risk of nerve damage due to the extra pounds, CNN reported.
Vincent's future appeared grim until Mary Tipton, an intake coordinator at K-9 Angels Rescue, saw Vincent at the shelter and knew he deserved a second chance. According to CNN, after Vincent's photo was posted on Facebook, Melissa Anderson, a dachshund rescuer, volunteered to foster Vincent. She wanted to give him love, but also wanted to get him back down to a healthy size.