09 March 2011

Puppy in Oklahoma survives being euthanized twice

Every once in a while we hear the kind of story that takes us all by surprise, and also warms our hearts.

The story of a three-month old puppy, Wall-E, began Friday morning in a cage full of puppies found at a shelter in Sulphur, Oklahoma by animal control officer Scott Prall. After evaluating the space available at his shelter, the cage of puppies were put on the kill list, to be euthanized that same night.

Somehow this puppy miraculously survived being euthanized not once, but twice! Scott Prall and the kennel technicians at the shelter were shocked to find the puppy alive and well after spending a frigid night in the dumpster.

Thanks to kennel technician Amanda Kloski, Wall-E was listed on Petfinder. Marcia Machtiger from Pittsburgh, who regularly advocates for shelter animals, set out to raise funds for the puppy and has received an astounding 2000+ e-mails of support and from people wanting to adopt him.

Not every puppy at a shelter gets a happy ending like this so if you haven't already, look into adopting from your local shelter!

Tanya Ayala | @tanya_lua
Tanya is a full-time student at Concordia University, pursuing a BA in Political Science & Professional Writing. She was initially inspired to become vegetarian because of the health benefits, but after watching Food, Inc. and Earthlings, and reading Eating Animals, she realized that her lifestyle had the potential of improving the environment and animal rights.  Follow Tanya on Twitter and on Tumblr.

Photo credit: Marcia Machtiger