If cats have nine lives and a phoenix can rise from the dead, then this little adorable pooch named Wall-e just might have a little of both in him.
When the 3-month-old puppy was dropped off at the shelter in Sulphur, Okla., with his five brothers and sisters, they were euthanized that night because they were very sick and the shelter was overcrowded.
The young black-and-white Terrier mix was given two injections: one in his front leg and another in his heart. After he and his siblings were pronounced dead, they were tossed into a dumpster behind the shelter.
According to L.A. Times Unleashed, when the animal control officer returned in the morning, he was shocked to find Wall-e “prancing” around and hungry.
The site was flooded with more than 3,000 requests to adopt Wall-e, and applications are currently being sent to those who are interested. The applications are due on March 17, St. Patrick’s Day, because of Wall-e’s unusual birthmark that is shaped like a shamrock.
As for why he was given such an unusual name, Petfinder.com states, “A young girl gave him the name of Wall-e based on the animated movie since Wall-e was also a survivor/last of his kind and then came back.”
Petfinder is also asking people to consider adopting other dogs named Wall-e, or other available Terrier mixes like Wall-e, if they are not selected to become his new pet parents.