Dog pulled from rubble one month after Hurricane Dorian

It’s been one month since Hurricane Dorian destroyed parts of the Bahamas. Hundreds are still missing, but rescuers aren’t giving up yet.

Ever since the category 5 storm left dozens dead and caused many to flee their homes, Big Dog Ranch Rescue, a rescue located in Florida, has been operating rescue missions to help those who might not be first one everyone’s list to be rescued.

The rescue has saved 138 dogs from the Bahamas.

Recently, the rescue set out on their twelfth mission. They searched through debris in Marsh Harbor and found a miracle. Using a drone, rescuers spotted a dog, who they named Miracle, trapped underneath air conditioners.

“What an incredible story that we were able to discover this dog alive after being trapped for so long,” Big Dog Ranch Rescue Founder and President Lauree Simmons said.

Rescuers also found another dog trapped alongside Miracle, but it was deceased. They estimated that the animals had been trapped for nearly a month and survived off rainwater.

“It’s truly a miracle that he survived this long on his own,” Lauree said.

On Friday, Big Dog Ranch Rescue heard from their rescuers in the Bahamas. They needed a plane, immediately. Within hours a plane flew to the Bahamas, picked up Miracle, and flew him back to Florida where he received emergency treatment.

While Miracle still has a long road ahead of him, he’s currently getting the love and care he needs.

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😍❤️A Tail of Survival, A True MIRACLE❤️😍 We are taking care of our Miracle baby at Big Dog Ranch Rescue. He has a long road to recovery, but for now, he is comfortable and he is eating and gaining a bit of strength! He is anemic, heartworm positive, very weak, and he cannot walk on his own… The poor baby fought for his life over there – surviving on rain water from the storm for weeks!! 🥺 He is in amazing hands now, and we will continue to give him the love and support he needs as he recovers… We will keep you posted on his journey! ❤️Donations toward his recovery are much appreciated. We want to help this sweet Miracle of ours to get strong and healthy – so that he can have the happiest life EVER!! You can donate on our Facebook page: – or on our website – please specify for Miracle (link in bio). Thank you in advance for contributing to Miracle's long road to recovery ahead! ⭐️A HUGE thank you to Sean Irion – who has been leading the Big Dog Ranch Rescue trips to the Bahamas. He physically pulled Miracle out of the rubble and has found and brought back over 50 other dogs from the Bahamas! ⭐️We also want to send a huge thank you to Douglas Theron – who brought his drone to the Bahamas – which led to finding Miracle and many other dogs we have been looking for. ⭐️Thank you so much to our wonderful videographer, Christy Nielsen. ⭐️Also, thank you so very much to Amber Batteiger from American Humane and Dr. Bailey, Abaco Veterinarian – who helped triage Miracle by giving him fluids to stabilize him for the flight to Big Dog Ranch Rescue. ⭐️Thank you so much to Daniel Braihwaite who was our amazing person of contact on the ground over there! ⭐️Hank & Andrea – you are the best! Thank you for housing and feeding our team – even though your house was damaged – you let us in, and it means the world to us! ❤️We couldn’t have found Miracle without this dream team’s help and persistence!❤️ . . #DreamTeam #Survival #Miracle #BDRRMiracle #MiracleBDRR #BDRR #BigDogRanchRescue #donations #Thankyou #roadtorecovery #helpMiracle #Miraclethedog #ilovedogs #rescuedogs #HelpingtheBahamas #Bahamiandogs #Todayshow #Todaydog

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The rescue shared on their Instagram that Miracle is anemic, heart worm positive, weak, and cannot walk on his own.

Once he regains his strength and heals, Lauree said they will attempt to reunite him with his owners, like they have done with dozens of dogs they have already rescued from the Bahamas. If they are unable to locate his owners, he will be put up for adoption.

“I want everybody to know the crisis [in the Bahamas] is not over,” Lauree said.

And they don’t plan to leave anytime soon. They will continue to work with the Bahamas Humane Society to free up shelter space so new animals can have a home before Big Dog Ranch Rescue transports them to other shelters.

In addition to running 12 rescue missions, they have also delivered 1,200 pounds of animal and human food to the islands.

If you would like to donate to Miracle’s recovery, you can donate on their Facebook or their website. The rescue advises those who wish to donate specifically for Miracle’s recovery specify so in their donation.

This truly is a miracle! I’m so glad this poor puppy was found. I hope he continues to heal.

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