A miracle is a word rescuers are tossing around after finding a scared stray dog who survived on his own with no food or water for four days in the cold weather. What makes the stray dog’s story so unique is he floated on a piece of ice on the Detroit River, likely chased there by a coyote. How he managed not to succumb to the elements is why he is being called “Miracle.”
For four days, concerned citizens and local rescue teams tried to access the pup, but they were unsuccessful in getting to him. According to a local newsperson, Tim Epperly of Epperly Photographic Images was able to snap images of how the events unfolded including a Coast Guard boat crushing through the ice, the coyote moving closer, and the poor dog on his own.
They were finally able to access the sweet and scared pooch, and his paws were found to have some frostbite on them. Amazingly, his body temperature was fine. At this point, his veterinarian, Dr. Greear, says the main goal is to get the dog stabilized.
I truly believed Miracle stayed on the open ice, waiting for someone to see him. He was hungry, freezing, and wanted help,” Kimberly Craig shared on Facebook. “And yesterday he got it.”
Craig thanked many people for helping the dog to safety, including Patricia Trevino, Director of The River Rouge Animal Shelter, whom she calls a friend. Rescuers declined to talk to the media, but the important news is the dog is on the mend thanks to the village of animal lovers who came together to save him.