Dana Hertneky, News 9
SULPHUR, Oklahoma -- He was euthanized, declared dead and left in a dumpster, but somehow a three-month-old puppy is alive and now has whole new future ahead of him.
Wall-e, along with the rest of his litter, was left outside the Sulphur dog shelter. He and his littermates were put to sleep because they appeared to be very sick. The vet checked their pulse and declared every one dead. But the next morning, Animal Control Officer Scott Prall looked in the dumpster and saw Wall-e wandering around.
"He was just as healthy as could be," Prall said, who added Wall-e was named after the Pixar robot who was the last of his kind.
Local vet Amanda Kloski, from the Arbuckle Veterinary Clinic, took him in. After a Pennsylvania woman heard his story and put it on Facebook, the veterinary clinic was inundated with calls from all over the U.S. and even Canada of people wanting to adopt Wall-e.
"He needs a really special home because he's really special," Kloski said.
The vet clinic said they will go over all the offers on Wednesday and figure out who will be the best family for the little miracle puppy.
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. They say both the Sulphur and Davis clinics are small and inadequate.
A local group is trying to raise enough money to build a new county shelter. The Davis Animal Shelter volunteers are holding a spaghetti dinner and charity auction fundraiser on March 18.
If you are interested in adopting or fostering any animals at the Sulphur clinic you can call Scott at 580-618-3204 or Amanda at 817-266-1901. Pictures of the dogs are posted on petfinder.com.