Wall-E, the now famous puppy who survived euthanization at an animal shelter and inspired thousands of adoption offers, appeared live on "Good Morning America" this morning. Wall-E and six of his puppy siblings were left in a cage outside an animal shelter in Sulphur, Okla., and later euthanized.
When Animal Control Officer Scott Prall returned the next day, he was surprised to find that one of the puppies was alive.
He immediately took the puppy to veterinary technician Amanda Kloski, who noted the dog's story on an adoption website, catching the attention of Marcia Machtiger of Pittsburgh, who donated $100 so Kloski could board the dog for a week.
The dog was given the name Wall-e by a little girl from Sulphur, after the lone survivor on Earth in the Disney movie of the same name.
Now Machtiger and Kloski are both sorting through thousands of e-mails and phone calls from people wanting to adopt Wall-e, send contributions or just get an update on his progress. Machtiger alone has received about 2,000 e-mails, she said, 1,000 of them in a 24-hour period.
There are thousands of dogs across the country just like Wall-E who need a good home. If you're interested in adoption, the following organizations offer more information.
The A.S.P.C.A -- The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has a nationwide database of dogs looking for a good home. You can search by your zip code and the age dog you're seeking.
North Shore Animal League: The North Shore Animal League, based in Port Washington, N.Y., is the largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization in the world, according to their website. They work with a national network of shelter and rescue partners and provide information, education, and resources about pet adoption.
Petfinder: Petfinder.com is the oldest and largest online database of adoptable pets, according to their website. You can search for pets, including dogs, by location and breed and learn more about animal rescue organizations.
National Animal Shelter Directory: Search for animal shelters by state.