Little Miracle... Veterinarians are trying to save this little puppy, the sole survivor of a litter of five, which killed all four of her littermates on Saturday night, November 3, 2007 in an arson at an abandoned home on the west side of Detroit.
Neighbors reported that a group of teens took the puppies into the abandoned home on the 7400 block of Faust and fled after setting a fire, said Detroit Police Officer Jennifer Halfacer. Neighbors also recount hearing them yelling "fire, fire". Some of the puppies were found hog-tied. "It was really sad and disgusting," said Halfacer, who came up with the name Miracle.
After Detroit firefighters pulled 2-month-old Miracle from the burning house, Halfacer took the puppy to a shelter in Oakland County, where she volunteers, which is called Almost Home Animal Rescue. On Sunday, Almost Home Animal Rescue moved the bandaged puppy to Oakland Veterinary Referral Services in Bloomfield Hills. Veterinarians said Miracle has first, second and third degree burns to 60% of her body.
"Right now her chances are somewhat guarded," Dr. Karen Fidell, a veterinarian, said Monday. "It's 50-50 at best. She's been treated for some very serious burns." The fire and animal abuse are under investigation.
Anyone wishing to donate to Miracle's care can call the veterinary services emergency relief number, which is 248-334-6877. Her initial care is being funded by The Emergency Animal Relief (TEAR)Foundation.
They need donations to help pay for Miracle's extensive treatment.
- Oakland Veterinary Hospital 248-334-6877 http://www.ovrs.com/
If you would like to help Miracle with a donation, you can send checks to:
Oakland Veterinary Referral Services
1400 Telegraph Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
Call them directly at 248-334-6877 to use your credit card since they are not set up for paypal.
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