Early Sunday afternoon, the starved and beaten bait dog, found along the side of a road in Prichard, Alabama by Shawn Wise and her young daughter, died. On Shawn’s Facebook page, the heartbreaking announcement affected the many animal advocates wishing and praying for Miracle’s recovery.
“Update on Miracle: He took a major turn for the worst this morning. His chest/lungs were filling up with fluid very rapidly. They placed two chest tubes to relieve the fluid and pressure. I went home to get my car ready to transport him to New Orleans, Louisiana. I have arrived back and the vet and unfortunately he has passed away. The vet said he was up eating and wagging his tail and he literally fell over. He said blood came out of the tubes immediately. He feels he threw a blood clot and his veins and arteries were too weak to handle it. I am beyond upset right now. Now that they are able to look into his mouth without causing him pain they estimate he is about 5 years old. He was so malnourished to the point he looked like a puppy. I am disgusted and I am not done with Prichard police department by a long shot!!!!”
On Thursday evening, Shawn and her ten-year-old daughter found the dying dog lying on the roadside. Although she reached out for the local police and the local animal control for help, no one responded. When Shawn went public on social media on her Facebook page, animal advocates reached out with heartwarming support.
Miracle had shown some early signs of improvement. Tragically, on Sunday morning veterinarians placed another chest tube thinking he may have been developing pleurisy. Plans had been made to transfer the dog to their critical care office in Mandeville. That development never came to be.
Rest in peace Miracle. You certainly were loved these last few days.
(Photo of Miracle the suspected bait dog via Shawn Wise)
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