The reason Two-by-Two Animal Rescue Founder and Executive Director Sonya King named this black shepherd mix shelter dog Lazarus is pretty obvious once you hear Lazarus’ story.

Surrendered by his owner at an animal shelter in Ozark, Lazarus wasn’t adopted and his euthanasia date arrived. He got the shot, still had a faint heart beat, so got the shot again. The veterinarian declared him dead.

Watch the video below, or  read the article on Al.com, here.