On Friday, Miracle, an 11-year-old mixed breed dog, was euthanized by a compassionate veterinarian in New York because the pain from his injuries was so egregious, a gentle death was the only humane course to take. Pulled from a local animal shelter, the Second Chance Rescue, a New York City non profit organization had hoped to save his life because every dog deserves to live his golden years in comfort, love, and peace.
Sadly, this wasn't to be a pampered retirement for Miracle; his veterinarian, Dr. Jill stated it was one of the most horrible abuse cases she had seen in a long time. Miracle was terrified of any human touch and refused to eat. His eyes were so bloodshot, Dr. Jill was sure he had been severely choked.
But there was more cruelty which assaulted "man's best friend." A human had likely beaten Miracle so hard that his back was broken causing a severe spinal cord injury. His urine was the color of port wine indicating massive internal bleeding.
And as Miracle's vet helped this suffering angel cross the Rainbow Bridge where legend says pets go to be healthy and young again, Dr. Jill was finally able to pet Miracle gently on his head as his eyes closed and all the pain was finally gone.
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals encourages the public to watch out for the signs of animal cruelty, and to report their concerns with local authorities or a nearby animal rescue. Dogs and other domestic animals who show visible wounds, undernourished bodies, live in unsafe or isolated conditions could be silently suffering; much as Miracle did before he was found in such a deteriorated condition.
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Be the voice for dogs like Miracle. As sad and devastating as his life was, let information, education, and awareness save others.
Rest in peace sweet Miracle.
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We the petition signers feel we should have some answers in the abusive case of Miracle.We cannot tolerate this type of animal abuse.Someone,somewhere has the answers behind Miracle's years and years of horrific abuse and we want justice for Miracle.
Thank you for your time on this very important animal abuse issue.