Tragic update: Starved and beaten bait dog Miracle passes away

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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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19 replies
  1. JEANETTE says:

    I am so disgusted with people who treat a dumb animal so badly. what do they do with children, seniors when the same idiots lose their temper?

  2. Tracey Washington says:

    Very sad to here about Miracle’s passing. Was believing for his total and complete healing. I believe he now has it. R.I.P. now good boy. You will be missed. So sorry you had to endure so much pain. Run freely now. ❤ ????????????

  3. Barbara Garabedian says:

    So sorry doggie passed away poor thing never should have happened at all evil creeps who did this god bless doggie bg

  4. Barkley's Mom says:

    Shawn Wise is a true hero, she went above and beyond for a dog she found in horrible condition. May Miracle run free and healed at the Rainbow Bridge, I’m so sorry.

  5. pennysdachshunds says:

    There is a VERY POSSIBLE that the Police have family members involved in the “Dog Fighting Mafia ” or even involved themselves !!!! There needs to be A FULL INVESTIGATION into this ASAP !!! Bless this dog that suffered so very much… He died in peace…knowing AT the very least someone cares!!!

  6. Adrienne says:

    Miracle tried as best he could and maybe if found earlier would have made it. Too many injuries and physical condition of starvation didn’t help. I feel this dog knew he was being loved and cared for and that is why he felt relaxed enough to let go. Thank you Shawn Wise and your daughter for stopping to take Miracle to be taken care of. You did the right thing and hope that we would all do the same if encountering a dog or cat like that on the side of the road. Bless you for what you did and Miracle is free to run and play healthy again over the rainbow bridge.

  7. Bunny Peters says:

    The POS’s who tortured and abused this precious furbaby have reserved spaces in Hell where they will burn forever for their cruelty….. let’s all hope that they get there ASAP (after dying unloved, alone, afraid and in pain)……

    It is absolutely disgusting that the local police and animal control failed to help out…… What is it exactly that they do anyway??? I can’t understand how or why they ignored a legitimate call for help…..

    As sad as it is that Miracle died, at least he knew loving care during his final days…..

    RIP precious Miracle. You did NOT deserve to be tortured and abused….. please look for MacKitty in Heaven and you can RIP amongst loving snuggle buddies…..

  8. vicki hood says:

    Some police departments SUCK. Miracle might have had a better chance with action taken when it was asked for. What is the PD doing about finding the pit rings? I’ll bet NOTHING. For shame. That should be brought before a jury as evidence of neglect. Miracle, lots of us will see you at rainbow bridge. We love you.

  9. maxiemom says:

    RIP, Miracle. You didn’t deserve the hell you lived through, but at least you had someone who loved you at the very end.

    Wouldn’t be surprised if the police not only know who’s involved, but are part of it themselves, or at the very least, are getting paid off. It would certainly explain their attitude, along with a basic lack of humanity.

  10. Gizmos Mommy says:

    Dog fighters and puppy mill operators should be executed. They don’t qualify as human beings; they barely qualify as living organisms.

  11. Gizmos Mommy says:

    Miracle is in a better place because this world SUCKS. Criminals get treated like gold by our fucked up legal system while victims, both 2 and 4-legged suffer further pain and death.

  12. Alisa Clark says:

    Rip Miracle, I’m so sorry for the way some so-called human being treated you. Run and play now. You will never be abused again. Thanks to everyone that tried and showed him that all human beings are not monsters. And the scum that did this in the first place remember karma is a BITCH

  13. Nancy Raymond says:

    Another innocent used, abused and dumped by subhuman maggots – the ONLY ones who cared were Shawn Wise and her daughter cause the cops in Pritchard LA sure didn’t. I hope Shawn continues to go after this piss poor example of a police department – Miracle was the victim of dogfighters and uncaring, ignorant cops. She deserved much better than to be treated like a disposable object – stay pissed Shawn Wise – be loud, call the media, get most of all get justice for Miracle.

  14. Red says:

    RIP precious Miracle….. at least you FINALLY knew real love and compassion, even if it was at the end. You went to Rainbow Bridge finally knowing real love.
    Thank you to Shawn and your daughter for at least giving Miracle a little bit of peace.

  15. Renee Ramsey says:

    I am devastated. I was following this and just praying like mad for a full recovery. I have seen so many that were worse come back and pull through. I thought for sure…. RIP baby. YOUR LIFE MATTERED AND WE WILL GET JUSTICE FOR YOU! I LOVE YOU MIRACLE.


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