A chubby Chihuahua has just five days to live after being left paralysed by his weight, unless he is saved by dog rescuers.
The six-year-old became paralysed after his spine collapsed following a huge weight gain.
Now dog rescuers say they have just five days to save his life, reports Mirror Online.
Button Moon requires surgery to save his spine which collapsed after he ended up weighing 8.4kg – double his normal size.
But the vital op to save his spine costs £6,000 and the public are being urged to help.
Natalia George, 29, founder of Flori's Friends Rescue, said: "He's not got a bad bone in him, he's the cutest little thing, a very good-natured dog.
"It's so sad.
"We've got five days to save his life and he will be paralysed forever unless we get the surgery.
"Due to the heavy weight gain the spine has collapsed, the owner has handed him back and we need to find £6,000 to pay for the surgery.
"The longer we wait the worse the spine is going to get."
She said they first got involved with Button Moon last year when he was found underweight and cowering under a car in Kent.
"We got him last September when he came in as a stray. We found him wandering around in the street in the Chartham Hatch area of Kent.
"He was very scared and shut down and in a lot of pain and he was shaking all over and hiding under a car."
She went on: "He was paralysed he was very underweight, very skinny and his back legs were dragging so he could not walk.
"He had a herniated disc so we paid out for spinal correction surgery and got him walking again.
"Once we did his spinal surgery he turned into a completely different dog, he was unrecognisable.
"Natalia said they found him a new home in January and since then he has put on the weight.
"We found him an adopter and told them 'this dog has to stay thin'.
"But eight months later the dog stopped walking again and became paralysed.
"He was so overweight his spine collapsed again. The owners said they did not have the time to cope with his recovery and gave him back to us.
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"Now he's gone backwards, very subdued and he's not wagging his tail. He's really down in the dumps because he's in a lot of pain.
"It's so sad, he's about to go through horrendous surgery for the second time in his life.
"We've managed to find him a foster who will look after him.
It's going to be a tough time for him.
"But once the work is done the vet says he will be fine and be able to walk again."
She explained how when they first found him his weight was dangerously low at 3.5kg but they managed to nurse him back to a healthy 4.5kgs.
So far the fund has raised £1,500 for the surgery at the Royal Veterinary Hospital.
"We just want to get him back to the happy dog he was in January," Natalia added.
To donate to Button Moon's fund's click here.
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