Friday, April 8, 2011

Patrick The Pit Bull Receives Outpouring Of Love After Owner Tossed Him Down Trash Chute

Have you heard about Patrick the Pit bull who was thrown into a trash bag and then tossed down the trash chute? Well, if you haven't then I will catch you up on his amazing fight to live right here.  

I apologize in advance for not having the time to write this post on my own and I credit this post to and for bringing Patrick's story to the forefront.

"On the day before St. Patrick's Day, a 1 year old red pit bull mix was found in a trash bag at the bottom of a Newark apartment building garbage shoot. Mark A. Ortman, the employee at the Garden Spires apartment complex who found Patrick in the trash compactor, had seen the dog earlier on the building's 19th floor, tethered to a stairwell. He later learned the owner of the dog was Kisha "Red" Curtis.

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 that determined he was severely anemic and malnourished. This was an extreme case of cruelty and people all over the world have been contacting the hospital to make donations and ask about his status which has been posted on Patrick's very own Facebook page. Doctors say that if Patrick continues to improve and recovers completely, the Humane Society will arrange for his adoption."

If you want to follow Patrick's story, send him some stuffed toys, or send money to support his cause please click on the Facebook link above and/or the Garden State Veterinary Specialists link.

What a remarkable outpouring of love this little guy is getting! Isn't he the sweetest dog considering what he's gone through?  


  1. We too have been following the story of poor Patrick. We so hope he will be able to regain his health and strength with all the loving care he is now receiving. He just has the sweetest face.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  2. Oh my gosh, how heartbreaking for just makes me insane!

  3. Oh, dear Lord! I hope he is all better soon, and has a nice new home where he can stay forever. :)

  4. Goodness, that just broke my heart. I just don't understand people sometimes....

  5. Oh my goodness. That's a terrible story. I'm so happy that he's safe now.

  6. Mom and me has been following Patrick since we furst heard of dis happening and we is happy dat him is gettin' better.

    Woofs and Licks,
    MAggie Mae

  7. Thank you for the updates. Such a beautiful furry soal he is. He will make someone a great companion when he fully recovers.

  8. I hadn't heard this story. He looks so pitiful in the one photo with his ribs sticking out. How could he have been tethered to a stairwell for such a long time that he was starving and nobody did anything? I can hardly read or hear stories like this and yet at the same time I have to hear them. There are so many animals that need saving and we all can only do what we can do.

  9. oh no's! we hate stories like these but are so increadibly releived that someone was there to helps him. we are voting on our next woggie pibble meeting to send our stuffy moneys to him instead.
    we fink we will get a resounding yes from the whole pack ;)

    pibble sugars
    the pittie pack

  10. Me and Charlie are just grateful this sweet beautiful doggy is now in safe and loving hands. Poor sweetie! :-( We hope he recovers completely - we hope he finds the beautiful home he deserves too!

    Take care

  11. I'm so glad he was found!!!! What a sad, sad story. Poor dog! I'm glad he's getting the care and love he needs so badly.


  12. I'm so glad that Patrick is being taken care of - what a horrible life he has had. I don't understand how people can mistreat animals. I hope the owner went to jail at the very least.

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  13. It's so hard for me to see stories like this. I'm just happy he is getting love and care now. I hope he gets well soon and I am sending healing thoughts to him.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

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  14. Hopefully when he is well enough to be adopted out he will be placed with people that will feed and care for him, spoil him and just flat out love him...


  15. This made my mommy cry first out of sadness they out of gladness that Patrick is on the mend and being pampered. Do you know if the bad guys will be punished?


  16. We had not heard about this sweet baby! Thanks for sharing his story with us. We bet he gets a wonderful furever home super quick! Looks like the luck 'o the Irish was with Patrick and yay to Mr. Ortman for helping him! We love a happy tale!

    The Road Dogs

  17. That poor baby, I could only wish the same thing could be done to his owner.

  18. It still amazes me how some people can be so cruel.

    I hope the ex owner has a one way ticket to Satan.

  19. We have been following Patrick on FB since it happened! Mommy cries over this poor baby all the time! As sad and tragic as it is, and with all the suffering he has endured, his story is shedding light on the severity of the issue and we can only hope that he is the voice for so many others in his situation! Pawsitive vibes for Patrick and all the others like him!!

  20. god love that little pup. at least hes now away from his abuser. i hope the abuser is caught and the book is thrown at him.


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