Emaciated dog named Miracle leaves veterinary clinic, meets foster family

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CLEVELAND- The severely emaciated dog found last week is now getting cozy in her new foster home.

Miracle, a 1-year-old Shepherd-mix, weighed only 14 pounds when she was taken to the animal rescue group Secondhand Mutts on Dec. 15. On Saturday, the pup left Gateway Animal Clinic, where she was being treated for starvation and mange.

“It's hard to believe a week ago today a small miracle walked through our doors in a blanket in the arms of two extremely caring local citizens,” said Becca Riker, founder and director of Secondhand Mutts, in a Facebook post.

“Unfortunately, there are more Miracles out there and some that don't get a second chance on life.”

Miracle will be available for adoption when she is healthy, which could take several months. The dog is now in the care of an experienced foster mom, who is currently home on maternity leave with her new son.

Miracle's foster family also includes other pups.

To find out how to help Miracle and other dogs like her, go to Secondhand Mutts’ website.