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'Miracle Dog' Survives Gas Chamber
Now Daniel is up for adoption in New Jersey
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 27, 2011 6:38 PM CDT
Meet Daniel.   (Eleventh Hour Rescue)

(Newser) – Eighteen dogs went into the gas chamber at an Alabama shelter, but when an employee opened the door to collect the bodies, out walked Daniel the beagle, wagging his tail. Now Daniel is being hailed as a "miracle dog" and getting a second chance at a New Jersey shelter called Eleventh Hour Rescue that heard about his story, reports NBC New York.

“It’s a common misconception that they only gas bad or mean dogs,” says a rep at the shelter, where Daniel is up for adoption. "They gas a dog like Daniel, who has a lot of life and is a good dog.” So how did he survive? "It's possible he was able to raise his head above the carbon monoxide, which is heavier than air," explains Daily Intel. "It's also possible that he is an immortal vampire dog who will live until the end of time. We may never know." For more info on the dog (and photos), see the shelter website here.

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OMS
Oct 28, 2011 7:54 AM CDT
Then again, there's the story of "Daniel" in the lion's den. How did that turn out?
winterfairy
Oct 28, 2011 1:53 AM CDT
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keetone
Oct 28, 2011 12:09 AM CDT
The link says he was on drugs for an upper respiratory infection, I wonder if those could have inhibited the carbon monoxide from binding to the hemoglobin in his blood. Maybe I've been studying biochem too long...