Best Feel-Good Story of the Week: Stray Puppy Survives Being Euthanized Twice, Hundreds Now Want to Adopt (video)
Posted By Vicki McClure Davidson on March 6, 2011
Beating all the odds — this feel-good story about a stray puppy in Oklahoma that had been euthanized twice by an animal shelter, then put in a dumpster declared dead, has an even happier ending.
The terrier puppy not only stunningly survived the ordeal and was found alive and healthy in the dumpster, but there are now hundreds of requests to adopt this young canine miracle.
The pup and his siblings had been put to sleep because of an unnamed illness and because of overcrowded conditions at the Oklahoma shelter.
From Oklahoma City News 9, Oklahoma Puppy Survives Euthanasia, Will Now Get A Home:
SULPHUR, Oklahoma — He was euthanized, declared dead and left in a dumpster, but somehow a three-month-old puppy is alive and now has whole new future ahead of him.
Wall-e, along with the rest of his litter, was left outside the Sulphur dog shelter. He and his littermates were put to sleep because they appeared to be very sick. The vet checked their pulse and declared every one dead. But the next morning, Animal Control Officer Scott Prall looked in the dumpster and saw Wall-e wandering around.
“He was just as healthy as could be,” Prall said, who added Wall-e was named after the Pixar robot who was the last of his kind.
Local vet Amanda Kloski, from the Arbuckle Veterinary Clinic, took him in. After a Pennsylvania woman heard his story and put it on Facebook, the veterinary clinic was inundated with calls from all over the U.S. and even Canada of people wanting to adopt Wall-e.
“He needs a really special home because he’s really special,” Kloski said.
The vet clinic said they will go over all the offers on Wednesday and figure out who will be the best family for the little miracle puppy.
Both the clinic and the animal control officer say Wall-e and the others may not have been put to sleep at all if Murray County had a better animal shelter. They say both the Sulphur and Davis clinics are small and inadequate.
An Oklahoma puppy who had a close call with death is having no problem finding a new home.
Hundreds of people from the United States and Canada are reaching out to try to adopt the puppy, now named Wall-e, which somehow managed to survive despite two attempts to euthanize it.
The puppy was one of five dogs put to sleep Friday after being found abandoned near a Sulphur animal shelter. Saturday, an animal control officer noticed the black-and-white puppy was still alive.
Sulpher veterinarian technician Amanda Kloski posted the story on a pet adoption website, where it was seen by Marcia Machtiger of Pittsburgh.
Machtiger posted the story on the social website Facebook and now she and Kloski are sorting through hundreds of e-mails and phone calls from people interested in adopting the puppy.
A puppy euthanized by veterinarians has risen from the “dead.”
The black-and-white pooch was one of five young dogs “put to sleep” Saturday at a shelter in Sulphur, Okla., News 9 in Oklahoma City reported. Each dog was checked and confirmed to be dead, then the 3-month-old and his four siblings were placed in a trash bin.
On Sunday morning, an animal control officer looked into the bin and discovered that the one pup somehow survived.
“He was just as healthy as could be,” Scott Prall told News 9.
The puppies were selected to be euthanized because of illness, as well as overcrowding due to limited shelter space in the state, said Amanda Kloski, a veterinarian in Oklahoma who has been caring for the puppy since his resurrection.
Kloski created a PetFinder.com profile for the small dog, named Wall-E after the Pixar film character. A woman in Pennsylvania then took up the cause, working to find the puppy a home.
“He is a delightful Pup, about 3 months old, is surprisingly healthy except for a heavy infestation of Hookworm for which he is undergoing treatment,” Marcia Machtiger wrote in a special website she created for the animal.
She stresses that if a home for Wall-E isn’t found soon, he could wind up back at the shelter — where he very well might end up being euthanized again.
However, Kloski writes that “hundreds” of families already have volunteered to give Wall-E a place to live.
“We have NEVER had the problem (or BLESSING) of more than one family wishing to adopt a dog,” she wrote on PetFinder. “Most of our dogs do not get this chance or opportunity even ONCE.”