Meet the dog that woke up even after getting two lethal injections

Thursday, October 14, 2010

LONDON - A family in the US was left stunned when their pet dog, a Rottweiler, which a vet had injected twice with a lethal cocktail of drugs, woke up again.

Matt Olivarez, from Redford, Michigan, had said a tearful goodbye to his 10-year-old Rottweiler Mia, before she received the injections.

He then brought her body home in a blanket so the family could bury her the next day, but just hours later he was surprised to find her alive and wanting a bowl of food.

“For her to just wake up the next morning is very crazy. I watch scary movies. It was like a scene from Pet Sematary,” the Daily Mail quoted him as saying.

Now Mia, who suffers from severe spinal problems and is in so much pain she is unable to walk, may have to be put down for the second time after beating the death sentence.

“Mia is a very special girl. She protected me when a pitbull came in my yard and tried to bite me,” Olivarez’s mother told the WXYZ-7 News website.

“She protected my grandson when he was one-and-a-half years old from going out in the street by holding him by his T-shirt.

“And with her dying breath she tried to protect my son when the doctor came close to him to give her, her shot!

“OMG, how much more must we endure!! I don’t know what to do or what to tell my grandsons. We love her so much we just can’t stand to see her suffer.

“But we are to afraid to put her down again This is going to give us nightmares for a long time,” she added.

The vet declined to comment about Mia because he wants to verify it’s the same dog, according to the website.

“How many rots are paralysed in there hind quarters and living at the same address!” the grandmother said when she heard the vet’s response.

“I wish they would tell me to my face that is not our Mia. Just can’t admit they messed up and now they’re going to have the nerve to add insult to injury,” she added. (ANI)

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