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AtomicKitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-04-11 01:22 PM
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Update on Patrick, starving dog found in trash.
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misanthrope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-04-11 01:28 PM
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1. Quite uplifting...
...to see him at play like that! Looks like he's happy and loved and on his way to a wonderful recovery. Thanks!
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-05-11 12:14 AM
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24. oh sweet jesus. how do you do that? he looks like a mummy. he can
come live with me.
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-04-11 01:30 PM
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2. Absolutely wonderful...
Live a long, very happy life, Patrick... :loveya:
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Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-04-11 01:31 PM
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3. Good on Patrick and those that saved him. K&R
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warrior1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-04-11 01:31 PM
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4. wow I needed
that emotional uplift.

Thank you.
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Honeycombe8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-04-11 01:35 PM
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5. These people who rescued him, incl. the maintenance man, are truly angels. The kind of people...
that gives me comfort that humans are a good thing, because there seem to be so many who are not so good.

Tears well up in my eyes whenever I read stories like this, and esp. this one, because it's so severe. I am SOOOO glad that he is apparently well on the way to recovery. I'm sure there will be leftover problems, but I hope he gets adopted by a loving owner. That dog seems pretty smart and sociable to me. I have rescue dogs. Seems to me that they are aware they were rescued...they seem somewhat, I don't know, grateful maybe? Or just aware that what they HAD was so bad compared with what they HAVE NOW...loving arms, food, affection, toys, exercise, more food, bones, more toys....
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JitterbugPerfume Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-04-11 01:39 PM
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6. good for Patrick!
My niece does animal rescue. She will go right into someones yard to rescue an abused animal. I love and admire her.
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housewolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-04-11 02:13 PM
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7. I needed a good cry this afternoon
that did it, alright


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Lyric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-04-11 02:19 PM
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8. I really, really, REALLY want to hug that dog.
:cry:

:loveya:
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WorseBeforeBetter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-04-11 02:33 PM
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10. Guess all those "Get Fat, Patrick!" cards from school kids worked.
Not to mention excellent veterinary care and 24/7 TLC. :-)

Keep up the amazing progress, Patrick!
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-04-11 02:59 PM
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11. Good Boy, Patrick! Nt
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AtomicKitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-04-11 04:07 PM
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12. His transformation has been remarkable.
Edited on Mon Jul-04-11 04:14 PM by AtomicKitten
He had an endoscopic procedure to remove a large stone he had swallowed trying to fill the black hole of starvation. Good lord how could anybody treat another living creature that way? The veterinary hospital virtually brought him back from the brink.

The external signs of the horror he endured are fading and he is at last a happy dog.
I heart happy endings.

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earthboundmisfit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-04-11 07:22 PM
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17. Turned out not to be a stone he had swallowed
But a hardened mass of HAIR - really - not dog hair, but possibly from a weave or hairpiece of some kind...
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AtomicKitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-04-11 07:30 PM
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18. Here's the endoscopic procedure.
Edited on Mon Jul-04-11 07:30 PM by AtomicKitten
When the vet said it was a rock he must have been referring to how hard it was. I saw the endoscopy and the mass looked just like stones I have in my patio. LOL.

I'm so happy he's doing well.

Oops. Edited to post link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9keZwIC0-8
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earthboundmisfit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-04-11 07:41 PM
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21. Quite something to watch, indeed!
I've been following P since the beginning, from "The Patrick Miracle" group on Facebook...his is such a powerful story! His abuser is due in court again soon, I believe...
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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-04-11 04:50 PM
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13. yahoo! But wish I hadn't seen the original picture of him again.
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AtomicKitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-04-11 07:40 PM
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20. it is tough to look at
However I think it's an important reference in appreciating his progress -- hope you liked the 6-29 video as much as I did. I haven't been able to get this dog out of my mind. His resilience is immeasurable, his spirit never broken. He's a dog now: A big goofy affectionate playful dog.
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-04-11 06:03 PM
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14. Quite a difference from his original condition.
I love seeing stories like this, considering there are so many other animal abuse cases not reported.
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CakeGrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-04-11 07:05 PM
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15. K/R!
I hope he finally finds a good home.

And I hope they find and punish the owner has severely as the law allows.

I always give my (already deservedly spoiled) little guy even more tummy rubs after reading things like this.
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Blasphemer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-04-11 07:16 PM
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16. Wonderful story... kudos to his rescuers
I hope his previous owner was charged with something. It is just sociopathic to treat an animal that way. I once heard a guy on the train bragging (to a potential girlfriend, no less) about how he and his former roommates left a cat to starve and laughed at it as it became delusional from hunger. There are some truly deplorable human beings on this planet.
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AtomicKitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-04-11 07:35 PM
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19. Charges were updated.
http://www.care2.com/causes/charges-upgraded-for-patric...

>> This week charges against the dogs owner were upgraded to include torture and torment of a living creature which carries a much stiffer sentence. <<

She plead not guilty. :mad:
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Honeycombe8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-04-11 08:22 PM
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23. It was a WOMAN who did that? I can't imagine. I envision people who are cruel
to living creatures to be mainly men, since women seem to be more compassionate and loving by nature (maternal instinct or something). But women can be evil and sick, too.
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AtomicKitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-05-11 02:44 AM
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25. meet Kisha Curtis, 27, of New Jersey
Here's her mug shot:



Here she's complaining about people harassing her, calling her "Miss Vick," and she completely denies the crime: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cl8gblp6NGo&feature=rela...

Judges?



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BlueIris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-04-11 07:44 PM
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22. So great.
Happy he is doing so well.
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Pooka Fey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-05-11 11:42 AM
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26. Oh my gosh. I have no words.
Glad to see Patrick recovered so well. Good doggie!
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