Rescued Pit Bull Finds New Home

November 13, 2011 Updated Nov 13, 2011 at 7:30 PM EDT

By Allen Leight

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November 13, 2011 Updated Nov 13, 2011 at 7:30 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - Many pray and hold out hope for miracles.
Well for one aptly-named pitbull, that miracle has happened.

'Miracle' was the name given to one of two pitbulls rescued from a Dewey Avenue home late last month where they were found starved and lying in feces and urine.

'Miracle' was the healthier of the two pitbulls, though quite emaciated and underweight, and it didn't take long for her to grab the attention of a family of dog-lovers.

Tom Kostusiak heard about Miracle's story and brought his daughter to visit her. A few weeks later, he brought his young son. And it was love at first sight.

Kostusiak will be fostering Miracle while she continues here recovery treatment, and will eventually officially adopt pitbull.

As for Miracle's companion, he didn't fare quite as well.

Lazarus, named after the resurrected Lazarus from the Bible, was only hours from death according to one SPCA vet, too weak to even lift his heat.

However after a few weeks of fluids and treatment, Lazarus is up and walking and back on normal food, and SPCA officials hope that one he recovers, he too will find a new home.

The original owners, 22-year-old Stantford Banks and his girlfriend, 21-year-old Alexandria Johnson face multiple charges and could face fines, jail time or both. They due back in court later this month.