Michael discovered Soup was living large at Kilby Correctional Facility, which receives most of the state’s inmates for evaluation. The inmates were giving up their dinners to feed Soup, who feasted on roast beef, chicken tenders, steak and peach cobbler, as first reported by the Montgomery Advertiser.

Soup, whose name was the nickname of Leigh’s father, got to run around a big field outside, play basketball with the inmates and tussle with the K-9s who work at the facility.

“He was living high on the hog,” Leigh said.