Dog that 'came back to life' gets new home
After surviving euthanasia, Rottweiler gets new lease on life and new home
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REDFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A rottweiler that was supposed to be put to sleep will live the rest of its 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 reader's donations after news of her coming back to life spread around the world.
Mia's owner, Matt Oliveraz, 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 Sematary."'
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.
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I'd freak out and run away. That's straight Stephen King stuff, right there.