A DOG who weighed the same as a baby elephant and shed half his weight in just 12 months is celebrating the new year in a new home. 

Alaskan malamute Trojan, who is 10-years-old arrived into the care of the RSPCA in November 2020 weighing in at a shocking 101kg. He was also dirty and matted when he arrived. 

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He was able to shed the weight after being put on a special diet and exercise regime. 

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Trojan left the RSPCA animal centre in Ashley Heath near Ringwood this week to start his new life. 

A spokesperson for the centre said: "We have seen so much difference in Trojan's health and activity levels over the year, it really does highlight the importance of ensuring that pets stay at a healthy weight, enabling them to enjoy life to the best. 
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"Though we miss having Trojan at the centre, all the staff are absolutely thrilled that he has found a new home for the New Year, where he can enjoy the companionship of his new family and home comforts."

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