Bahamas dog miraculously survives weeks stuck under rubble following Hurricane Dorian – they named him miracle
We feel strongly that dogs, and pets in general, are some of life’s greatest gifts. Pets are teachers, superheroes, comedians, gurus, keepers of secrets, muses, and unconditionally loving companions. Dogs are miracles with paws – and one ‘miracle dog’ recently rescued in the Bahamas, is taking his nickname to a whole new level.
A month after Hurricane Dorian ravaged parts of the Bahamas, rescuers have found a dog alive in the rubble.
The one-year-old dog, nicknamed “Miracle,” was nearly crushed under a collapsed building in Marsh Harbour after Dorian came roaring ashore in September with wind speeds of 165 mph.
Earlier this week, the team at Big Dog Ranch Rescue used a drone to detect a heat signature under a pile of debris. Rescuers raced over, finding a male dog whose only way of survival was drinking rainwater.
Miracle was found emaciated after being trapped under an air conditioner in the town of Marsh Harbour, on the Abaco Islands. It is believed Miracle was trapped for more than three weeks, according to WPTV.
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“What an incredible story that we were able to discover this dog alive after being trapped for so long,” Big Dog Ranch Rescue Founder and President Lauree Simmons said in a statement.
Miracle is receiving medical treatment, therapy, food and water and is expected to make a full recovery.
Big Dog Ranch Rescue has been searching the island since the Category 5 storm struck for any sign of dogs who were separated from their families. In a statement to ABC News, the organization’s president and founder discussed the role technology played in finding Miracle: “The drones played a life-saving role. Miracle’s discovery is a signal of hope to everyone as the Bahamas recovery and rebuilding effort begins.”
The dog rescue is using technology like drones and special recovery teams in order to locate more animals who might be trapped under debris in Marsh Harbour, according to a press release.
In total, the organization has saved 139 dogs. Thousands of people are now inquiring about this sweet boy. To stay up-to-date with his progress and finding a fur-ever home, please visit Big Dog Ranch Rescue’s Facebook page.
Source ABC 13