A dog discarded in a gas station dumpster in West Islip, NY on Christmas Eve is now ready for adoption.The dog, first dubbed "Noel" after being discovered, but renamed "Miracle" by shelter workers who brought her back to health, has spent several weeks in limbo as her legal case advanced and she recovered from the trauma.
Learn More: Should You Rename Your Adopted Pet?Michael Papini, a custodian who cleaned the kennels at the Town of Islip Animal Shelter, was charged with felony aggravated animal cruelty, abandonment of animals, petty larceny and other related offenses.
Papini allegedly gained custody of Miracle when he told a woman he could take the dog to the shelter and see that the dog was adopted. Papini also supposedly took a creamed colored poodle, Bailey, which he allegedly dumped in the township of Babylon. That dog has never been located, despite a $500 reward offered by the SPCA. If you have any information on the missing