Dog survives heartworms, car accident, even euthanasia attempt

Posted at 9:21 PM, Oct 06, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-06 21:23:00-04

This dog with nine lives is giving the most precocious of felines a run; having survived a bad car accident, heartworms and then euthanasia.

Last month an Alabama shelter tried to  euthanasia the mutt, but it didn’t go as planned, according to the police captain who oversees the shelter.

“The animal’s are normally injected by their weight,” said the officer. “His injection was the right amount of medication that should of had him go to sleep…”


Even the paperwork showed that the dog was marked as “destroyed,” because he went to sleep. The next day though, he was live and a well, the AP reported. 

“This, for the most part, is a fluke,” the officer said.

The dog has a new name now, befittingly named Lazarus. He has found new lease on life with his newly adopted family.

“He’s not skittish, he’s not afraid of anything, anybody, any sound — I mean, it is just amazing what all he has clearly been through,” said his new owner.

Lazarus still has a ways to go before he is completely in the clear though. He is currently on an intense treatment for the heartworms.

Meanwhile, he is happily co-existing with cats and other dogs.