When your time isn’t up, it isn’t up. Read about a happy and unusual ending for a young pup slated for euthanasia. If only all the other dogs put down every year had second chances like this. – Global Animal
Jennifer Viegas, Discovery News
The three-month-old male black and white puppy had supposedly been put to (permanent) sleep with injections to one of his limbs and to his heart. A stethoscope test at the Sulphur, Okla.,shelter led to the declaration that he’d died.
“You might say that he’s an angel dog,” animal control officer Scott Prall told News 9, after Prall found the resurrected dog, now named Wall-e, wandering around inside the trash bin.
Disney-Pixar’s fictional Wall-e was a robot that was the last of his kind.
Four of puppy Wall-E’s littermates did die as intended during the euthanasia process. Someone had previously left the dogs outside of the shelter, already over-crowded with homeless pets. Staff there believed the puppies were thin and “appeared to be sickly,” so the decision was made to put them down.
Wall-e proved them wrong, however, by not just surviving but thriving.
“He was just as healthy as he could be,” Prall said after his surprise trash bin discovery, made a full day after the “euthanization” took place.
Amanda Kloski, a veterinarian in Oklahoma, has been caring for Wall-e since his brush with death. Kloski created a PetFinder.com profile for the now popular pup.
According to that profile, Wall-e “has a lot of hookworms and is being treated for that. He has had his first puppy dhpp and bordetella vaccines and a dose of sentinel for fleas and parasites.”
Hundreds of families have already offered to adopt Wall-e, so I’m hopeful he’ll settle into a loving home soon.