A dog was stranded on ice in the middle of a river for four days. It was a good thing that he beat all the odds. He did suffer from mild frostbite, but that was all.
After his miraculous survival, he was appropriately named Miracle.
Miracle was initially seen 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 into the river, but he was able to recover. He also struggled against the icy temperature.
Many people gathered on both sides of the river, anxiously awaiting the dog’s rescue. Because of the cold weather, they believed he would not survive for long.
On the fourth day, one man resolved that no more time should pass for the dog to stay in that condition. Therefore, he risked his life to save the animal.
Upon securing the dog, it was then sent directly to Woodhaven Animal Hospital for treatment. Frostbites were discovered on his nose, paws, and fur, which needed the dog to get a shave.
Miracle wore a sweater for two months while having treatments and recuperating. Due to the many 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. In fact, 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 a house visit, it was determined that the man who saved Miracle would be the greatest 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 have his own warm, loving home.