Hundreds of dog lovers all over North America are clamouring to adopt a pup that came back from the dead.
Wall-E was one of five dogs captured by the animal control services in Sulphur, Oklahoma, who was to be put to sleep.
The hapless pup was given two injections of a lethal chemical – one in his front leg, and one directly to his heart, and left to die. Just one dose was enough to send Wall-E to the big dog pound in the sky, but a second was administered to ensure that the job was done right.
However, the next day, Scott Prall, an animal control officer, went to the bin where dead animals were kept, and was shocked to see Wall-E jumping up to greet him. He commented:
“He was prancing around. He heard me drive up, and he looked up and saw me.”
Prall notified veterinarian Amanda Kloski of the pup’s remarkable powers of survival, and she documented Wall-E’s story on an animal adoption website. Then, offers to adopt the resurrected pup started to flood in, but not before an animal lover, from Pittsburgh, Marcia Machtiger, stumped up $100 (£61) to board the dog and keep him in dog toys and treats until a new owner can be chosen.
Ms Machtiger and Ms Kloski are currently wading their way through the tidal wave of adoption requests. Ms Kloski said:
“So many people are interested.”
“Now we’re going through and trying to find the adoption applications for the best home.”
Ms Machtiger added:
“Having been euthanized basically twice. … It’s a resurrection and a will to live and a medical anomaly.”