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Despite euthanasia, Wall-e’s tail still wagging

Here’s a pretty amazing story out of Sulphur, Oklahoma, about a dog who apparently was euthanized, declared dead and, the next morning, was found scurrying around the trash bin in which he had been dumped.

As a result of his tale of survival, hundreds have expressed interest in adopting Wall-e, as the three-month-old dog is being called.

Wall-e and his littermates were dropped off outside the animal shelter in Sulphur. Because all seemed seriously ill, shelter officials say, they were euthanized. After being pronounced dead by a veterinarian, they were all disposed of in a bin outside the shelter, which was scheduled to be emptied that night.

The next morning, though, Animal Control Officer Scott Prall looked in the bin and saw it still held its contents, including Wall-e, who was alive.

“He was just as healthy as could be,” Prall said.

Amanda Kloski of the Arbuckle Veterinary Clinic, took him in, and word about Wall-e, named after the movie robot, spread on Facebook, leading to hundreds of calls from people interested in adopting him.

The vet clinic said they would review the offers this week and choose a permanent home.

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, according to KWTV.


Comment from Kelly
Time March 6, 2011 at 7:18 am

Love this! Go Wall-e! And he’s cute as a button!

Comment from Smoketoomuch
Time March 6, 2011 at 1:39 pm

An entire litter of 3 MONTH (12 week) OLD pups euthanized because they “SEEMED seriously ill”?! Then one of them is found alive the next morning in a dumpster?! Sounds like faulty diagnosis AND faulty Veterinary technique to me. Hey folks – AVOID the animal shelter in Sulphur, Oklahoma at all costs. Obviously, they’re not qualified to treat your pet!
Good luck to “Wall-e”, he deserves to live a charmed life from here on out.

Comment from javier
Time March 7, 2011 at 12:10 am

Our family is so happy for him that he is a live god bless. wall-e we love you.my puppy chester and my kitten sunny day are happy that you are alive.WE LOVE YOU SO MUCH THE CORIA FAMILY P.S THANK GOD YOU R ALIVE. TO:wall-e FROM:javier 11 years old