We love hearing about animals being saved. This little puppy should be named “lucky”. From a story from the Associated Press, at the animal shelter in Sulpher, Oklahoma, there were five stray dogs that were dropped off, because they all seemed very ill.

They were to be put asleep, but one puppy survived. Scott Prall, the animal control officer who thought put them all to sleep. He tried to kill it by injecting the dog with two lethal doses of a sedative. Both doses should have been enough to put the dog down. The next day he found one of the dogs still alive. The next day, according to Scott, "He was prancing around. He heard me drive up, and he looked up and saw me."

He took it to veterinarian technician, who put the dog’s survival story on a pet adoption website, which drew the attention of hundreds of people including a Pittsburgh woman that donated $100 so the puppy could be boarded for a week. A girl from the Sulfer area named the puppy Wall-e, after a Disney movie character, and the lady that donated the money posted the puppy’s story on her Facebook page.

They are now sorting through hundreds of e-mails and phone calls from people from The United States and Canada wanting to adopt the lucky dog. Wall-e was placed temporarily in a foster home until they decide who will get this very lucky puppy.

There are many animals in our area that could use good homes, and you may be able to help, by monetary donations or adopting a pet. There are several local shelters for you to visit, like the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. News 10’s Steve Caporizzo also has Pet Connection on WTEN and of course on the Sean and Richie Show, every Thursday morning.The A.S.P.C.A. is another place to go to to help out our furry friends.

Maybe you or someone you know rescued a dog or cat. We'd love to hear about it with your comments below.