Neglected Dog ‘Miracle’ in Foster Care

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CLEVELAND -- An emaciated dog that was chained to a fence near Edgewater Park and left for dead is making a miraculous recovery.

People are calling her "Miracle" and everyone says the dog's a fighter for overcoming the odds.

"She's as close as you can get to starving to death and turned around.  It is a miracle that she's turned around like she has," said Dr. Bob Litovitz, a vet at the Gateway Animal Clinic.

*Click here to read more about Miracle's fight

In just two days, the emaciated lab-pit bull mix has gained four pounds and is feeling a lot better - so good that Doctor Bob said she's gotten better faster than any dog he's seen in that shape before.

Now Miracle's well enough to leave the doggie hospital and hopefully find a new home.

Vanessa Petrosky is Miracle's new foster mom.

Petrosky has fostered hundreds of dogs at her home in Brook Park and she says she cannot believe how some people treat their pets.

"Common sense.  You get a dog, if you can't afford to have a dog, then don't get a dog.  It's a lot like having a kid.  It's responsibility people, it's not that hard and then when you don't want him you discard 'em and tie them to a fence.  It doesn't even make any sense," Petrosky said.

Petrosky and Miracle were only together for about an hour and it was already evident they were bonding.

Miracle was constantly giving Petrosky kisses and her tail wouldn't stop wagging.

If you are interested in adopting Miracle, you'll have to wait about two months until she's completely healthy.

For more information on how you can adopt or help Miracle, click here.