A dog was sadly stranded on some ice in the middle of a river for four days and he had to brave through it. But he beat all odds and, with the exception of mild frostbite, was alive and well.
After his miraculous survival, he was appropriately dubbed Miracle.
Miracle was initially spotted along the river in Ecorse near John Dingell Park, according to the Detroit News. He evaded coyotes and eagles that attempted to capture him. He once fell from the ice island and plunged into the river, but he was able to recover. He also struggled against the icy temperature.
Numerous individuals gathered on the riverbanks on both sides, anxiously awaiting the dog’s rescue. Due to the hard and frigid weather, they believed he would not survive for long.
On the fourth day, one man resolved that no more time should be put to waste. He then decided to go and risk his life to save the dog and he was successful in doing so.
The dog was then sent directly to Woodhaven Animal Hospital for treatment. Frostbite was discovered on his nose, paws, and fur, necessitating a haircut. Miracle had to wear a sweater for two months while having treatments and recuperating.
Due to the kind donations of individuals who were moved by his story, he was able to receive all of the necessary medical care.
In addition to monetary donations, many were interested in adopting the dog. With that, the Friends of the River Rouge Animal Sanctuary, a municipal animal shelter that aided in Miracle’s recovery, began accepting applications. And following a thorough screening process that included house visits, it was determined that the man who saved Miracle would be the best match for him.
Now, he has already regrown his fur and appears healthy. And after his battle on the ice, Miracle is now able to find his warm, loving home.