Friday, March 18, 2011

The Indestructible Wall-E

Wow, this dog is so strong! What kind of DNA does he have? The injections didn't kill him. I want him too!!! The indestructible dog

The following passage is lifted in its entirety from The Straits Times.

Wall-E, a puppy who managed to survive despite two attempts to euthanize him at an Oklahoma animal shelter. -- PHOTO: AP

OKLAHOMA CITY - A STRAY dog who survived an attempt to put him to sleep at an animal shelter has become a canine celebrity, with thousands seeking to adopt him, an appearance on a national television show and growing concerns about his safety as his fan base increases.

Wall-E was among several dogs abandoned by the Sulphur Animal Shelter less than a month ago. A local veterinarian tried to euthanise the puppy due to overcrowding, but he somehow survived.

Now, about 3,000 people have expressed interest in adopting him and US$1,200 (S$1,535) has been donated for his care. He was flown to New York City to appear on Good Morning America. Concerns about his safety have arisen as some people have said they want to breed him to make money.

Veterinarian technician Amanda Kloski, who works at Arbuckle Veterinarian Clinic, has been surprised by some of the phone calls and e-mails the clinic has received. She said one man travelled from Arkansas to the clinic in Sulphur, south of Oklahoma City, offering to take Wall-E off her hands and breed him.

'It's been crazy,' Ms Kloski said on Wednesday.

Since that incident, Wall-E has been going home with a designated individual each night, rather than staying at the clinic. Also, plans are to have Wall-E neutered before he is sent to a new home. -- AP

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