One day before St. Patrick’s Day, an emaciated red pit bull mix was discovered in a trash bag at the bottom of a Newark apartment building garbage chute.
Patrick, as he was later named by the Humane Society, was brought to the Garden State Veterinary Specialists in Tinton Falls where he received immediate care. Patrick was treated by specialists who determined that he was found just hours from death.
This extreme case of cruelty has enraged dog lovers around the globe, and the Garden State Veterinary Specialist clinic has been inundated with donations and inquires about Patrick. Doctors say that if he continues to improve and recovers completely, the Humane Society will arrange for his adoption. In the meantime, those interested in following his progress can find updates on his Facebook page: The Patrick Miracle.