Posted: May 10 2010
Photo Credit: Times Herald-Record/TOM BUSHEY
Liz Keller knows a thing or two about miracles: her German Shepherd dog, Miracle, to name one. After being beaten and left for dead as a pup, Keller adopted Miracle and nursed him through his recovery. Now Keller and Miracle serve their community at a juvenile detention center teaching young boys how to care for and train shelter dogs.
For some of the kids, teaching a dog to follow simple commands — sit, stay, roll over — marks the first time anyone has listened to them. "A lot of these teens have histories of abuse in their homes," Keller said. "It evokes a lot of emotions for them. His story opens up that conversation."
Miracle's story captures people's hearts and in many cases allows healing to take place in the lives of young people who have suffered as well.
To read more about Miracle and his amazing life visit www.glenwildanimalrescue.org.