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The kitten found on Prospect Avenue in a paper bag on Labor Day still needs medical attention but is bouncing back to health and will soon need a furever home.

Kids walking down Prospect Avenue on Sept. 7 kicked a paper bag and were shocked when a tiny kitten rolled out. Miracle was about three weeks old and had been left to die in the bag with two siblings who were already dead when the kids found him; all three kittens were covered in feces. An adult in the area called police and they took the kitten to the Wisconsin Humane Society.

Miracle is now about five weeks old and will be available for adoption in a few weeks assuming his health continues to improve at his foster home.

To make a donation for Miracle’s medical care, visit or call (414) 431-6270. WHS staffers urge friends to let Miracle’s story inspire them to open their hearts and home to an animal who needs a furever home.

“Although Miracle won’t be available for adoption for several weeks, we currently have more than one hundred kittens and cats up for adoption,” WHS spokesperson Angela Speed said in a written release. “So we hope his story will inspire others to take the plunge and become their own hero to a homeless animal.”