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Dog Wakes Up After Being Euthanized

November 11, 2010

From Click On Detroit | CNN

Redford Township, Mich. — A rottweiler who was supposed to be put to sleep will live the rest of her life frolicking in the country.

Mia, who survived a botched euthanasia, has been given a new home with other rottweilers on an 80-acre farm outside Hillsdale.

Mia was given a second lease on life through touched readers’ donations after news of her coming back to life spread around the world.

Mia’s owner, Matt Oliverez, 27, said because he was facing foreclosure and was forced to move to a small apartment in Detroit, and because his 11-year-old pooch had a myriad of health problems, he had decided to alleviate her suffering.

Last month, Olivarez said he took Mia to the Westcott Veterinary Care Center in Detroit.

Olivarez said he returned to his garage Sunday morning and noticed Mia missing from where he’d placed her on a pile of hay the day before. He’d planned to bury her in his grandfather’s back yard.

Instead, he turned to find her standing on all fours, staring at him.

“Are you still my dog?” he said, saying he felt like he was living a scene from one of the scary movies he enjoys. “It was like a scene from Pet Cemetery.”

Dog Wakes Up After Being Put To Sleep

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Olivarez said Westcott officials speculated afterward that the drug dosage wasn’t strong enough or had been watered down.

Now, Mia has undergone steroid injections paid for by animal lovers around the world and seems to be recapturing part of her youth.

Donations paid for Mia’s $1,000 veterinarian bill.

“Some people that (wanted) to flat out adopt her, to take over everything as far as like vet bills, caring for her like I be caring for her, all that stuff,” said Olivarez.

Olivarez is thrilled Mia will be spending the rest of her days on an eight-acre farm.

“The other people got two other rotts as well. They’re going to build her a real nice kennel dog house too. They got a lot of land, a lot bigger than my property. It’s looking real good for her, you know,” said Olivarez.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. November 12, 2010 12:42 am

    OMG! Good thing he wasent buried alive!


  2. Iceshark permalink
    November 12, 2010 1:13 am

    Just further proof that DOG is with her. Wonderful story and a wonderful future she now has.


  3. November 12, 2010 1:23 am

    Why do people think animals are disposable like that? Did he even look for a home for this dog before opting to euthanize?
    I am so happy for Mia, but so sad for all the other dogs who won;t be waking up.


  4. November 12, 2010 2:56 am

    Jesus! How may dogs ARE buried alive???


  5. November 13, 2010 1:00 am

    It is disgusting that the dogs owner decided to put his pet down in the first place, my dog had a tumour i tried the length of the country to try and find a cure for him it was a last resort to put him to sleep 2 years later i still cry .


  6. prerna permalink
    November 13, 2010 2:07 am

    would he have put his grandfather or father to sleep like this???? Just because they were old and no longer deserved living..????? Is a pet dog..a living creature capable of sensing pain, love, hunger a disposable thing????? I wish i could euthanize this disgusting man


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