Euthanized Puppy Comes Back from Dead, Needs New Home

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An Oklahoma puppy that was euthanized, declared dead by a vet, and left in a dumpster has made a miraculous recovery, and will soon be available for adoption.

Abandoned outside a dog shelter in Sulphur, Okla., “Wall-e” (named for the lovable movie character who was the last of his kind) and his litter mates were seriously ill when they were found, so a vet at the shelter made the decision to euthanize them. After being pronounced dead, the bodies of the puppies were discarded in the shelter’s dumpster.

The next morning, animal control officer Scott Prall took a look inside the dumpster and was amazed to find one puppy was still very much alive. “He was just as healthy as could be,” Prall was quoted as saying.

The shocking discovery prompted local vet Amanda Kloski to take the puppy in temporarily. After The Arbuckle Veterinary clinic examined Wall-E and gave him a clean bill of health, offers to adopt started pouring in, and the clinic said they will start reviewing applications today.

Prall indicated that Wall-e and the others may not have been put to sleep at all if Murray County shelters were not overloaded, noting that the Sulphur and Davis clinics are small and inadequate. Local groups are currently working to raise the funds required to build a new county shelter.

74 thoughts on “Euthanized Puppy Comes Back from Dead, Needs New Home”

  1. bloody vets wtf this make sme so angry so pups were sick so all have to be distroyed no checking individuals just oh well kill them all poor pup well he will be just like another one i heard of her name was is miracle and she also survived euthanasia from awack job that was the boss of a shelter an ambassador for all miss treated Doggies

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    • It’s really scary to think that someone has to make the decision to put to sleep their own dog, with an illness that they are suffering from, with no hopes of living without suffering, cancer you get the idea, and decide euth is the best thing for the furbaby and then after this, wondering how this dog could have been dead, but obviously wasn’t. Did this vet not listen for a heart beat? Was it a gassing facility? Really makes you think

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  2. So Wall-E was so sick he had to be euthanized but when found alive in the dumptser he was “healthy as can be”? So what cured him? I don’t think he was sick at all. It sounds like the shelter vet just didn’t want to be bothered with another litter of pups. Overworked, overcrowded…whatever. All animals deserve the right to live.

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    • It seems like this is a case where the VET should be put down. I’ll bet that it happened alot more there. What gave this so called vet the right to be judge, jury and executioner all at once? Seems she didn’t have the ability to do any. There had better be an investigation into that clinic, and moreso the VET in question.

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  3. Why are these euthanized babies put in a dumpster. They should be cremated or buried like other bodies. This is an outrage and I think a law should be passed against shelters being allowed to DUMP animals.

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  4. Hmm…I read an article this morning that said he was euthanized TWICE. They injected him in the leg but it missed the vein so he lived through that one and then they did it again with a heartstick (ugh!!!) and that’s when they pronounced him dead and tossed him in the dumpster. There are so many things that are SO wrong with this story. I hope someone does some digging to find out what’s going on there.

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    • PS–Just to clarify…I don’t mean there are issues with what you posted here (I LOVE this site!). I just mean Wall-E’s story in general seems so shady. Hopefully he gets a home soon and someone looks into the practices of the shelter where he is.

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  5. It was actually very lucky for Wall-e that he wasn’t immediatly cremated or buried, it gives me the cold chills to think of him buried alive. Another poster boy for the No Kill movement, bless him!

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  6. omg, Y would They even put a dead in this case not puppy/dog in a dumpster 2 begin with, Don’t they believe in cremation, I sure don’t call this humane
    and people support these societies just 2 stuff like this.

    I’m glad Wall e made it, but what about the rest of the litter?
    I like how They only say the rest of the litter was sick and not even Wall-E included
    Ya I’d say something is wrong with this picture, This person who did this should be fired period.

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  7. I don’t know what’s wrong with people but, I say we make up outlandish stories, share them with the media, keep the truth quiet and let the people think they are adopting super dogs with some notable story. Maybe then we can get all those deserving dogs a home! If that is what they want, a dog with a survival story, then we’ll give it to them. What do you think? On the other hand, we won’t be making it up because every dog in a shelter has a survival story. We’ll just embellish it in the name of adoption.

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