The Big Dog Ranch Rescue, a nonprofit animal charity group, sent a team of volunteers to the Bahamas after a horrifying hurricane ravaged the island. While some teams focused on helping injured humans or repairing homes, this rescue group dedicated its efforts to locating and assisting animals in need.
After the hurricane left, there were a lot of pets and strays that got injured and separated from their owners. Some were left behind when their humans panicked and fled the area. Many of these creatures were helpless against the strong winds and rains.
While there are those that perished, one dog hanged on to his life for almost a month, trapped under an air conditioning unit. Thankfully, rescuers found him before anything worse could’ve happened.
From the sky
Although it has been a month since the storm had wrecked the island, the rescuers were still searching the area for animals that may have been trapped or buried under all the debris. One volunteer brought his drone that was outfitted with infrared technology. This allowed him to detect the heat signature of any living creature under all the rubbish.
After making a few passes, the drone then spotted what looked like a dog, and the user informed his fellow rescuers. He pointed the area to them then they started sifting through the destroyed house. Underneath a huge air conditioning unit, they found a weak and severely emaciated dog.
He was so thin that his ribs showed through his skin. He barely moved and just looked at his rescuers as they carried him out. The dog didn’t have anything to eat all that time and only survived by drinking rainwater.
Once he was out, he wagged his tail slowly, grateful for getting rescued.
After an examination by a vet, it was a miracle that he didn’t have serious injuries, and most of all, he was still alive. So they named him Miracle.
They took care of the dog giving him food and nourishments every day. The rescuers are looking for his owners, but no one has come to claim him yet. The rescue group will take care of him in the meantime.
Source: CBS Miami via Youtube