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'Miracle' was found injured, sick and hungry after Dorian struck the Bahamas. Now, the dog has a new family

Posted at 9:54 AM, Nov 12, 2019

LOXAHATCHEE GROVES, Fla. — On Tuesday, a dog who miraculously survived after being trapped underneath debris for weeks after Hurricane Dorian tore through the Bahamas in September met his new family, who will be giving him a forever home.

"Miracle" the dog spent weeks recovering and rehabilitating at Big Dog Ranch Rescue in Loxahatchee Groves, Florida. Officials said Miracle was trapped beneath an air conditioner for more than three weeks in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas.

At a 7:45 a.m. news conference, Big Dog Ranch Rescue announced that Miracle was adopted by Clark and Brianna Beaty, who have three young daughters.

Amazingly, an infrared drone located him, and Big Dog Ranch's search and rescue team pulled him from the rubble and flew him to the organization's headquarters in Palm Beach County, Florida.

Watch Tuesday's news conference announcing Miracle's new home:


'Miracle' dog rescued from Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian to get new family

The dog's recovery has been difficult. At first, he could only eat a few bites of food due to a shrunken stomach. Miracle also developed parasites, abrasions, a respiratory infection and atrophy. The dog has now gained twice his body weight since he was rescued.

Big Dog Ranch Rescue's veterinary team started treating each condition, and earlier this month, Miracle began learning to walk again.


'Miracle Dog' rescued from beneath rubble in the Bahamas learning to walk again

The organization said Miracle's previous owner in the Bahamas has not been located, and because the area where he was found was so devastated, Miracle may be the only survivor from his family.

A spokesperson with the facility said that since Miracle arrived at Big Dog Ranch Rescue, more than 10,000 adoption requests have come in from around the world.

This story was originally published on WPTV.