Lucky dog survived 3 weeks under Hurricane Dorian rubble
Hurricane Dorian which swept the Bahamas weeks ago left in its wake tons of rubble. Amongst the searches, one puppy was found trapped. He was able to be rescued safely.
Published on the 09/10/2019, 18:00, Updated on the 19/12/2019, 15:23
A mixed breed, one-year old puppy, was found trapped under an air conditioner in the rubble of the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian.
It all took place in Marsh Harbour, a neighbourhood on the Great Abaco Island.
Luckily still alive
The dog, who survived by drinking fallen rainwater which fell in front of him for almost three weeks, was thankfully, still alive.
Florida-based Big Dog Ranch Rescue spotted the puppy using an infrared drone, which senses the heat of bodies in order to find them successfully.
Rescuers held out food for the puppy, who wagged his tail with joy in response to being rescued and being given a proper meal.
Safe and sound
The puppy was flown to Florida for treatment as he had lost over 20 pounds from weeks of being unable to move and therefore feed himself. He is expected to make a full recovery.
The dog will be put up for adoption if the owners are unable to collect him within 30 days.
He has aptly been named after his rescue – Miracle.
Watch the video below to hear more about Miracle’s rescue story:
LUCKY DOG: "Big Dog Ranch Rescue" volunteers from Florida using a drone with infrared technology discovered a dog trapped for weeks in the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian, naming him "Miracle" and nursing him back to health. @DavidMuir reports. https://t.co/OrBujSExZh pic.twitter.com/XYUqwyxEWE— World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) October 8, 2019