Miracle Dog Euthanized, Comes Back to Life Next Day

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Matt Olivarez had to do what every animal owner dreads – he had to put his dog to sleep. And now he may have to do it again. The Redford, Michigan man took his 10 year-old Rottweiler, Mia, to the vet to be euthanized last Saturday. Spinal problems had progressed to the extent that Mia was no longer able to walk.  Vets recommended euthanasia as a merciful solution to her suffering.

Olivarez was present and watched as both shots were administered to Mia. Moments later the vet declared her deceased. Olivarez brought the beloved family pet’s remains home so that she could be given a proper burial. What happened next defies description.

In an interview with Action News, Olivarez expresses amazement at Mia’s revival, and heartbreak at the thought of having to put her down again.

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36 thoughts on “Miracle Dog Euthanized, Comes Back to Life Next Day”

  1. I read this morning in our local paper that Mia’s owner is looking for someone to adopt Mia, someone can provide the care she needs ,,I sure hope she finds a wonderful new home and can get the care she needs

  2. My Rottweiler, Shepherd, Chow, Lab mix woke up on the table during surgery at a well known, reputable animal clinic. Tranquilizers don’t seem to have much effect on him either. I’ve been horrified of the day we may have to put him to sleep for exactly this reason! I joked about it but was truly concerned. Now it seems I may have been right to be worried!!

  3. Perhaps the vet who was unsuccessful of performing this task should offer to pick up the tab for surgery for Mia….

  4. I believe this is a sign from God – – it isn’t Mia’s time. Someone should start a fund to raise the money for the surgery – – possibly the news station that reported it. I would donate to help this dog and this family. The vet should kick in some free time and post operative care also in my opinion since he evidently did not do his job properly. If it were my dog, I would sue the vet, so he certainly should offer some help.

  5. That is so very tragic for the family and Mia…what would really be awesome is if people would start to donate to a fund for her surgery and the vet clinic where this happened would voluntarily see to the surgery and aftercare for her, cost free of course. I do not believe in coincidences, and do agree with many who said that it was not her time, and it still isn’t.


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