The Patrick Miracle

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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.

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95 thoughts on “The Patrick Miracle”

  1. So hard to look at the poor boy! We hope he is able to make a full recovery – we saw his crossed paws when he was in someone’s arms there – we are going to cross ours for him too.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

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    • Why is it that the Humane society and SPCA takes the abused and unwanted pets and animals in and puts them behind bars instead of taking the abusers/killers in and putting them in cages??? Giving them a select time to be put down???!!!!

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    • Hi Patrick. I read everything that I can find about you. I have fallen in love with you. Please baby be well, forgive, and let us love you. You will be a GREAT Teacher and hopefully you will change some much needed laws. You are such a good and brave boy and a survivor. Lurps and aaarooos Patrick. Sending loving drool from Louisiana.

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  2. Have they found the person/people that did this to Patrick? It shouldn’t be that hard since he was put down an apartment shute???? What a wonderful story. He will make a wonderful pet to a special family.

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  3. AMAZING what food and love can do! 🙂 And may the person that discarded this poor dog face a similar fate.

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  4. people disgust me to no end 1st Firu & now Patrick such sweet innocent boys to endure so much pain it breaks my heart beyond words

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  5. Patrick looks like the dog that would result if you mixed my German Shorthair with my sister’s pitty. What a baby! Thank God he was found and can be helped. Hopefully his former owner will be found and brought to justice.

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