Dogs are so wonderful creatures. For me they are the best. They can’t speak but everything they want to say is obvious in their eyes. Abused and left to die in a garbage chute!.. You have to see his recovery.. The dog’s name is Patrick and he is a pit bull who has had an incredibly hard life. Patrick’s owners had starved him for months before one day, three years ago, they did the unthinkable. Patrick was put into a trash bag, then dumped into a New Jersey apartment building’s garbage chute that dropped him 19 stories down.
Luckily, just before the garbage was compacted, maintenance workers noticed the bag was moving very slightly. They soon discovered the emaciated, dying dog. Authorities were contacted, and Patrick was immediately taken to the Associated Humane Societies’ Newark Animal Shelter. Things weren’t looking good for the poor dog.
The veterinarians couldn’t believe the dog was even alive. Given how strongly he was clinging to life, they did everything they could to ensure he made it through the night. When the dog was still alive the next morning, it was decided that his name should be Patrick. Every day he was getting stronger and healthier.People raised donations to help cover his medical expenses.
Patrick’s previous owner was discovered and taken to court for animal cruelty. The trial was long and drawn out, but eventually, Patrick’s former owner pleaded guilty to one count of fourth-degree animal cruelty. The woman received 18 months probation and paid $2,000 in restitution to the ASPCA. While Patrick was recovering,he was enjoying life and getting all the love he deserved. Now Patrick is happy and also was inducted into the New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association’s Animal Hall of Fame.