Whether you are a pet owner or a volunteer at an animal shelter, euthanasia is one of the hardest decisions to make. But with animal shelters getting overcrowded these days, there seems to be no other alternative.
Rudolph, an 8-month-old pit bull mix, found himself in a similar situation when an animal shelter in Oklahoma decided to put him down. After injecting him with a deadly chemical, the vet returned to find him still alive.
The pup was then moved to King’s Harvest Pet Rescue No Kill Shelter in the hope that someone would adopt the dog that miraculously beat death.
King’s Harvest wrote on Facebook: “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.”
“He’s a miracle dog, absolutely,” Kylie Jo Mitchell, who works at King’s Harvest, told to WQAD. “I’ve never heard of anything like this ever, this is a first.”
Euthanized but lived:Rudolph is 7 to 8 months old. He has quite the story. He was at shelter that was full so the vet…
After Rudolph’s miraculous survival story was shared on the internet, the dog became an overnight sensation as people were moved by his plight. The shelter was flooded with adoption applications, phone calls, and messages. The next morning, people had already lined up at the shelter’s doors even before it opened.
Jacob Hommer, a resident of Des Moines, drove two and a half hours in the hope of giving Rudolph to a combat veteran.
“My family and I we have bred Siberian Huskies for combat veterans, Purple Heart recipients, combat wounded veterans,” he explained.
Hommer asked the veteran to check out the dog and its incredible story, and the veteran was so moved by it that he was like “I have to have this dog.”
But with so many people wanting to adopt Rudolph, the animal shelter found it hard to decide who would eventually turn out to be the best owners for the pit bull.
Meanwhile, they didn’t have to wait for long as Rudolph found his forever home that afternoon.
Finally, it was Joyce and Mitchell Valentine, a mother-and-son duo, who were the lucky ones to take Rudolph home.
Rudolph is heading to his forever home. It was a tough decision with so many wonderful applications but Rudolph fell in love with this young man and the feeling was mutual 🥰 Thank you for adopting a rescue dog.
“It’s amazing and it’s almost a miracle in itself,” Mitchell told WHBF. “We know that there were a lot of people who really wanted him, we do…We just fell in love with him.”
“There’s something about this dog that’s meant to be here,” said Joyce. “There’s a plan for him, I don’t know what it is, but I’m glad I get to be a part of it.”
The family said that Rudolph, now nicknamed “Rudy,” has fit right in with the family.
They also revealed that he is becoming friends with their 4-year-old dog named Thatchet.
“He’s made himself completely comfortable,” said Joyce. “Snuggles up with our pit Thatchet, they sleep together.”
SECOND CHANCE: 7-month-old Rudolph was euthanized but miraculously lived! Today Kings Harvest Pet Rescue No Kill Shelter 563 386 3117 was flooded with applications to give this puppy a forever home, and today Local 4 News WHBF TV has some good news to report: MORE: https://www.ourquadcities.com/news/puppy-who-survives-being-euthanized-gets-a-happy-ending/1710529211
Опубликовано Kelley Bowles Local 4 News Пятница, 18 января 2019 г.
King’s Harvest hopes that those who weren’t lucky to get Rudolph will still be open to having room for someone else.
Rochelle Dougall, assistant director at King’s Harvest, said: “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.”
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HAPPY ENDING: Meet the family who took home Rudolph! After the puppy's story of survival stole the hearts of Quad Citians last week, Local 4 News WHBF TV stopped by his new home to see how he's settling in!EXCLUSIVE: https://www.ourquadcities.com/news/puppy-who-stole-the-hearts-of-quad-citians-goes-home-with-davenport-family/1714310512
Опубликовано Kelley Bowles Local 4 News Понедельник, 21 января 2019 г.