Abandoned puppy that was euthanized due to lack of space at shelter miraculously comes back to life
Seven-month-old Rudolph woke up after being euthanized and was sent to Kings Harvest, a strictly 'no-kill' shelter that is located in Davenport, Iowa and put up for adoption
An adorable puppy named Rudolph got a miraculous second chance at life when he survived after being euthanized by a vet. The seven-month-old pup had been euthanized due to lack of shelter space after being abandoned surprized caretakers by waking up after being injected.
According to the Kings Harvest Pet Rescue in Iowa, the pup was at a shelter that was very full and 'so the vet euthanized him'. However, the puppy managed to wake up and the vet decided not to try and euthanize Rudolph again. The rescuers then brought Rudolph to Kings Harvest which is a strictly 'no-kill' shelter that is located in Davenport, Iowa. The rescue facility took to Facebook to share, "So we brought him to our shelter in hopes somebody would come adopt him and give him a second chance at life."
Rudolph's breed is not known and it is something which does not matter at all given the number of people who are asking to adopt him. The rescue center's Facebook post has around 2,000 shares and more than 800 comments so far. It is not known how the pup managed to survive after being euthanized and many believe it is because he may have possibly been given an incorrect dosage of the lethal drug.
The rescue center's post read, "Rudolph is 7 to 8 months old. He has quite the story. He was at shelter that was full so the vet euthanized him. But God had a different plan because he woke up. And thank goodness the vet said he wouldn’t do it again. So we brought him to our shelter in hopes somebody would come adopt him and give him a second chance at life."
The shelter’s Assistant Director Rochelle Dougall told ourquadcity.com, "Not only was he going to be put down, but he was. He was euthanized, he was injected, and he woke up. You know, he's been through a lot and he really deserves this attention and this love and this awareness around his situation. For me, this is definitely a first for King's Harvest. We've never heard of anything like that."
"We have one dog that creates this amazing story for us and then we clear our dog kennels with adoptions because this one dog's story has touched so many people. It's not just a gift for Rudolph, it's been a gift for us here to have him," she continued.
One person hopeful of adopting Rudolph is Jacob Hommer who was queuing up before the shelter had even opened. He revealed that he was hoping to be able to give Rudolph to a fellow veteran in Colorado. Hommer shared, "He was just really emotional about the story and just said like 'I have to have this dog'. I gathered $400 in donations from people to make this happen just last night. Got a lot of people rooting for us."