17 Mar '11, 10am

A stray dog who survived an attempt to put him to sleep at an animal shelter has become a canine celebrity.

A stray dog who survived an attempt to put him to sleep at an animal shelter has become a canine celebrity.

Wall-E, a puppy who managed to survive despite two attempts to euthanize him at an Oklahoma animal shelter. -- PHOTO: AP OKLAHOMA CITY - A STRAY dog who survived an attempt to put him to sleep at an animal shelter has become a canine celebrity, with thousands seeking to adopt him, an appearance on a national television show and growing concerns about his safety as his fan base increases. Wall-E was among several dogs abandoned by the Sulphur Animal Shelter less than a month ago. A local veterinarian tried to euthanise the puppy due to overcrowding, but he somehow survived. Now, about 3,000 people have expressed interest in adopting him and US$1,200 (S$1,535) has been donated for his care. He was flown to New York City to appear on Good Morning America. Concerns about his safety have arisen as some people have said they want to breed him to make money. Veterinarian technici...

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