The Breathtaking Transformation Of A Rescued Pitbull
In early March of 2011, a dog was found wrapped in a plastic bag in the garbage chute of an apartment building in Newark, NJ. As you can see, he was life-threateningly thin, hypothermic, and barely moving. Animal Control quickly responded to the discovery and took him into emergency care. He was put on an IV, his body was covered with heating pads and blankets, and he was even given a blood transfusion. He was so close to death, his temperature didn't even register on a thermometer.
Kisha Curtis, 27, the woman identified as his owner at the time of his abuse, was charged with two counts of tormenting and torturing a living creature by failing to provide sustenance and two counts of abandonment, according to the New Jersey Star-Ledger. Reports from NBC New York indicate that she will be sentenced on August 29.
Two years after he was discovered in the trash, Patrick (so named due to his discovery just before St. Patrick's Day) is a happy, healthy dog with a loving owner. Simply put, his transformation is remarkable:
Patrick's rescue sparked the creation of the organization The Patrick Miracle, which endeavors to find good homes for rescued dogs.