‘Miracle’ dog van stolen Wednesday, found Thursday

A dog in Richmond Heights, ‘Marshall the Miracle Dog’, is part of an effort focused on bullying prevention and the mistreatment of animals. Someone apparently stole the van his owner uses to take Marshall to schools nationwide, Fox 2 reported Wednesday morning. Thursday morning the Marshall the Miracle Dog Facebook page announced the van had been found.

It’s a MIRACLE!!!! My minivan has been RECOVERED!!!!!!!!! We got a call last night just a couple hours after all the news reporting that my minivan was found!!!

“It was abandoned in some woods in East St. Louis. We have not seen the extend of the damage, but hear it is driveable. We will be able to pick it up and have it towed to a body shop today for repairs. THANK YOU all for sharing this story and the prayers. It was hard keeping the faith that it would come back, but after asking for help from you all–word got out and it has a happy ending!”

Marshall was rescued from a home with more than 60 dogs from an animal hoarder. He had hole in his cheek the size of a tennis ball from bite marks, and his mangled front leg had to be amputated. His owner, Cyndi Willenbrock, made him the focus of a book and a movie to prevent mistreatment of animals.

Willenbrock told Fox 2 they’ve been to 400 schools sharing their bullying prevention message with 150,000 kids. “We just put 30,000 miles on that this year going coast to coast,” she said. See the full post on Fox 2.

Marshall the Miracle Dog, via Facebook

Marshall the Miracle Dog, via Facebook

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