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Your Morning Adorable: Oklahoma Dog Wall-E Survives Euthanization


Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, dogs, puppies )

Cher
- 2967 days ago - latimesblogs.latimes.com
The 3-month-old puppy was euthanized with five brothers and sisters and tossed into a waste bin behind a shelter, only to be discovered the next morning "as healthy as he could be" by an animal control officer.



   

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Esther Z (94)
Friday March 4, 2011, 6:32 am
Amazing! What a survivor....so glad he'll be finding a home soon.
 

Diane B (275)
Friday March 4, 2011, 9:24 am
Unbelievebel what a strong puppy and he looks if he is saying Well well I have got you ..LOL
 

. (0)
Friday March 4, 2011, 9:28 am
maybe the people now so eager to adopt this publicized little dog will take in others equally in need but perhaps not quite so rescue-du-jour famous ...
 

Maria p (151)
Friday March 4, 2011, 9:40 am
what a strong and cute pup, hope someone with a big loving heart gives him a loving home!!!!!
 

Carol H (229)
Friday March 4, 2011, 10:33 am
great story, thanks Cher
 

Little Star (56)
Friday March 4, 2011, 11:09 am
Why does it take a National Report of SURVIVAL before People become interested in adopting a puppy like this?
I'm still miffed that the 5 puppies weren't even considered sustainable enough to be put up for adoption...it took a failed attempt at killing to bring this about. I best be quiet now.
 

. (0)
Friday March 4, 2011, 11:26 am
I am so happy for this little guy but very sad for the rest of the puppies and totally agree with Little Star.
 

Shelley B (15)
Friday March 4, 2011, 11:27 am
What a beautiful puppy, I hope he finds the best home.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday March 4, 2011, 11:30 am
very sweet baby :)
 

Peggy Peters (29)
Friday March 4, 2011, 11:30 am
Reading this story makes me hopeful!
TY for posting!!
:0)
 

Cindy C (125)
Friday March 4, 2011, 12:07 pm
that is wonderful news awww
 

Annie Cowling (116)
Friday March 4, 2011, 12:41 pm
God has plans for this precious little creation of his. Have a long loving life little one, you are special.
 

Claudia O (73)
Friday March 4, 2011, 1:15 pm
Wonderful news for this puppy, but SO many others are killed in "shelters" that I must tell you about Lilly. She and her 6 pups were taken to a "shelter" in California and were on the fast track for death when a rescue organization in Oregon said they would take her in. They were making preparations for the arrival of Lilly and her babies when they got word that all of them had been put to death. Why!? Why are so many animals put to death when some of them have been rescued? It is crazy. We need to take more responsibility for animals around us.
 

Ira M (211)
Friday March 4, 2011, 1:48 pm
Amazing news! Thank you Cher!
 

S B (1)
Friday March 4, 2011, 1:51 pm
I have very mixed feelings about this story. It reeks of hypocrisy.
 

Dale Must (20)
Friday March 4, 2011, 1:54 pm
Thanks Cher! I needed that after reading about the GOP. He'll be a strong dog and I hope he finds a good home
 

Gloria H (88)
Friday March 4, 2011, 2:24 pm
Good for pup! Very sad about his siblings. Usually older dogs and cats are put down while kitties and puppies have a better chance of being adopted. I will never understand the "need" for purebreds when there are so many wonderful pets at the shelters. Some are there because their owners have passed on, and pieces of excrement relatives have dumped the beloved pet off on a shelter to whatever fate after years of love and faithfulness to the deceased. Write in your wills, who and where your pet will go to after your death! Spay, neuter and MICROCHIP!!!!
 

Past Member (0)
Friday March 4, 2011, 2:25 pm
I'm glad that Wall-E made it out alive but I mean who would want to kill a dog like Wall-E? He's just a cute little puppy. What gives us the right to go around killing things, anyway?
 

elizabeth ortiz. (10)
Friday March 4, 2011, 2:28 pm
woow....very strong pupy...
 

Lisa Z (168)
Friday March 4, 2011, 3:33 pm
Oh how precious!!! Shared on Facebook!!! :)
 

Irene Leggett (0)
Friday March 4, 2011, 4:01 pm
It seems that killing animals immediately in these shelters happens too often. I wonder how many other cats and dogs have been buried whilst still alive after 'supposedly' being put to sleep. Seems as though the person was totally incompetent and should, at the very least, be sacked and investigations carried out on the shelter's policies. That said, so very glad that this puppy did survive and will go to a loving, forever home.
 

jennifer t (41)
Friday March 4, 2011, 4:46 pm
I d love to euthanise the animal control shithead, waste of space. What a bastard.No animal should be euthanized.Spay and neuter
 

Justin R (0)
Friday March 4, 2011, 4:55 pm
What rotten Son-of-a-bitch would kill puppies?
I hope his useless life is over soon.
 

Dotti L (85)
Friday March 4, 2011, 5:26 pm
Totally agree Irene L. And with all the publicity, am sure he will find a good home. I need to believe that.
 

Marta B (45)
Friday March 4, 2011, 5:49 pm
thanks
 

Rajee Seetharam (138)
Friday March 4, 2011, 5:52 pm
Hey survivor!!! You melt my heart! Noted with thanks.
 

Regina P (65)
Friday March 4, 2011, 6:26 pm
Lucky for the little one that he survied, but being tossed in a wate bin, how sad.
 

Kristen Campbell (82)
Friday March 4, 2011, 8:15 pm
I'm so happy this puppy survived and I pray he goes on to live a beautiful and happy life. What bothers me is the amount of people now offering to adopt him. Calls all the way from Canada???? Where were all these people BEFORE him and his littermates were set to be killed?? It's a shame that animals need a tragic story to be saved. Being abused or thrown from a car can be the best things to happen a dog because it means the difference between a warm home and the needle.
 

Sue Matheson (79)
Friday March 4, 2011, 8:23 pm
go wall-e
 

Angela W (27)
Friday March 4, 2011, 9:32 pm
This story has me almost in tears - good and sad. I hope Wall-e finds a proper home that will love him forever. I am saddened that his litter mates were killed so quickly. Lastly, I am sickened that the bodies of these pups were just tossed in a dumpster.
 

janet f (29)
Friday March 4, 2011, 10:49 pm
This is disturbing on many levels. First, obviously those puppies weren't as sick as someone thought they were and were therefore needlessly killed. They probably just needed a meal and some place warm to sleep. This is a terrible waste of life that we have grown accustomed to in this country. Second, if all those people really have the home and hearts for a new dog, why is there over crowding in shelters? Just adopt a shelter dog. Does it really have to be one that was almost needlessly killed? How close to death does a dog have to get before it obtains celebrity status and is wanted by thousands of people? I would be suspicious of anyone who wanted THAT dog and no other.
 

Vera T (2)
Friday March 4, 2011, 11:06 pm
surely the one euthanising animals listens for their heart beat carefully before disposing them so callously in the dumpster like trash - very sad this happens worldwide millions of times a day - this lovely dog is lucky, and I hope this sends a message to those that are too hasty in condemning an animal to death before trying a bit harder to save it.
 

Arild Gone for now (174)
Saturday March 5, 2011, 4:40 am
Good news,TY Cher.
 

Deborah L (70)
Saturday March 5, 2011, 9:29 am
I have 8 four leggeds and 7 of them are rescue animals. All but one are fixed now as the reason so many are put down is the PTB claim there are too many unwanted animals out there. These are the same people who are usually the ones trying to force women to make more human babies even though the human population is out of control and with the loss of jobs and ways to care for all the new humans on the planet. But we don't put the excessive people down as they do in the animal shelters, instead our governments have wars to cull some of the human herd and others they let starve or freeze to death.

I consider my animals as my kids in fur coats and they have 4 legs instead of two. Want something to love? Adopt an animal that needs a good home.
 

Tanya Muncey (27)
Saturday March 5, 2011, 2:09 pm
this warms my heart...
 

C. G (1)
Saturday March 5, 2011, 3:31 pm
A TERRIFIC STORY!!
 

Dee C (9)
Saturday March 5, 2011, 3:41 pm
Not to start a theological debate but I have a hard time wrapping my head around the "God wanted the puppy to live" concept mentioned in the comments of several readers of the L A Times article (not the Care2 comments). That implies God wanted the other innocent puppies to die. It's like blaming God for stuff we don't want to contemplate or have the God-given brain to correct. Perhaps I'm blaming God for the human capacity for cruelty.
 

Kate A (10)
Saturday March 5, 2011, 5:26 pm
Hope he finds a good home, he deserves it.
 

William Ford (1)
Sunday March 6, 2011, 4:08 pm
Will put down us whether senior, disabled or no used person? If no, keep all aged pets!
 

desanka s (416)
Sunday March 6, 2011, 4:38 pm
"Wall-e was euthanized twice- once in the arm and then in the heart.... he was believed dead and disposed of in the dumpster with the rest five brothers and sisters... "
Hope all killing shelters will get message from the Universe: PEOPLE YOU DONíT HAVE RIGHTS TO KILL ANIMALS!
 

Mary T (178)
Sunday March 6, 2011, 6:54 pm
I am so happy to hear that this little baby made it, but what about all the others that are killed everyday it is so sad that we can't come up with a better plan to give these animals a chance to live.
 

Suzanne Hall (7)
Monday March 7, 2011, 10:01 am
What a cute pup, and a gift from God. Euthanized twice, and he's still here. I hope he gets a wonderful home. And since he can only go to one home, I hope some of the people trying to adopt him consider other deserving dogs!
 

Diane Patrick (46)
Tuesday March 8, 2011, 11:50 pm
Gorgeous and lucky little pup. No baby deserves to be killed.
 

Dianne D (490)
Friday March 11, 2011, 6:47 pm
Everyone on the news talks about how wonderful this story is, and I'm glad this little puppy survived, but everyone is missing the tragedy of the story that all it's brothers and sisters died. We have to stop this over population of cats and dogs. Please spay and neuter your pets. In 2010 over 48,500 dogs and cats were euthanized in my community. What a shame these animals had to loose their lives because humans failed them.
 
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