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Pictured are Ryan and Mara Frohling at home with their kids, Quentin, far left, Courtney, right, and Kaleb; with Maverick. Marie Nitke/FOCUS

Injured dog survives two weeks in icy ditch; Returns home to his Perham family in time for Christmas

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Meet Maverick, the miracle dog.

After being hit by a car at the beginning of December, this yellow lab lay in an icy ditch for nearly two weeks, freezing cold, a leg severed, while his worried family searched for him every day. When he was finally spotted by a passerby, he was desperately sick and skinny - but, amazingly, alive.


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