Once-emaciated dog named Miracle will have home by March

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CLEVELAND- A dog found emaciated and suffering from mange will soon be in her forever home.

A volunteer brought the dog, a shepherd-mix named Miracle, to Secondhand Mutts on Dec. 15. The animal rescue group said Miracle weighed about 14 pounds when she should have been closer to 40. She had open sores, a severe case of mange and could barely open her eyes.

But Miracle has made improvements over the last two months. She is in the care of a foster family, socializing with other dogs and gaining weight.

Secondhand Mutts said they received about four dozen applications from people wanting to provide Miracle with a forever home. They are in the final states of the selection process and the 1-year-old pup will be placed by the beginning of March.

The rescue group urges those who are not selected as Miracle’s new family to consider adopting another dog from Secondhand Mutts or checking with other area shelters.

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