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Suspected bait dog 'Miracle' found in Apopka dies

'Her unimaginable pain was just too much to bear,' rescue organization says

Miracle, suspected to be used as a bait in dog fighting, has died. She was found dumped on an Apopka road this week, her rescuers said.
Miracle, suspected to be used as a bait in dog fighting, has died. She was found dumped on an Apopka road this week, her rescuers said. (Pitbull Tailz Rescue)


APOPKA, Fla. – Miracle, a suspected bait dog found dumped at the end of a dead-end road in Apopka last week, has died, according to the rescue organization trying to save her life.

Rescuers with Pitbull Tailz Rescue posted on Facebook on Tuesday that Miracle died because her injuries were so severe.

"She was suffering with physical and mental anguish, and the kindest thing we could do for her was to let her go to the angels," the post read. "We are so incredibly saddened that this was her fate. Her unimaginable pain was just too much to bear and her body was overcome with infection that she just couldn't defeat. We made sure that she knew she was loved and was comforted in her last moments."

News 6 first reported about Miracle last Friday when the pit bull rescue brought her to the University of Florida Veterinary Medical Center for treatment.

One of the volunteers found the dog dumped along a fence-line near the dump.

“When I was calling her and trying to talk to her, she would lift her head a little bit, but you could tell she was probably there to take her last breaths eventually,” Adrienne Andino said.

The group was raising money for Miracle's treatment and said they will be refunding some of the funds that won't be used.

If you have any information on dogfighting, you're urged to call Orange County Animal Services at 407-836-3111.​


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