Ten years ago, Paula Peek drove from her home in Waverly, Alabama, to a shelter in Georgia to pick up a litter of newborn puppies. She was going to deliver the puppies to a friend, who planned to bottle-feed them. But when Peek wandered into the back of the shelter to get the puppies, she spotted Weeble. The staff had him on an exam table, and they were getting ready to euthanize him.
“They had the injection [needle] out, and I was like, ‘Stop! You can’t do that in front of me,’” Peek told The Dodo. “And I was like, ‘What’s wrong with him?’ And they said, ‘He’s been here for 10 days. All of his other siblings got adopted. And he can’t walk.’”