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    That article Twitchy posted last, says the poor baby has an object in his tummy that will be removed. There is no telling what he ate, just trying to live, starving. This is sooooo bad.
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    Just a little update because he's looking better and better.

    [YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjHycjq08Qo&feature=channel_video_title[/YOUTUBE]

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    That is more like it. He loved every chomp!
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    Aww that's so cute. He takes his time, my male dog is a scoffer

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    I've never had tears in my eyes watching a dog eat a biscuit before, until now.

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    This is so horrible. I'm glad he is recovering. He's got the cutest face.
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    He's still so skinny. When the camera pans away a little you can see how sharp his hip bones still are. One day at a time, I guess.

    It makes me extra sad that he keeps his ears pinned back all the time like he's afraid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laurent View Post
    He's still so skinny. When the camera pans away a little you can see how sharp his hip bones still are. One day at a time, I guess.

    It makes me extra sad that he keeps his ears pinned back all the time like he's afraid.
    They'll have him gaining weight very slowly as too rapidly can cause major health problems, and possibly death.

    His ears may be back in submission also.

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    Newark Mayor Wants To Build Patrick's Place In Honor Of Starved Dog (Video)

    posted by: Sharon Seltzer 12 hours ago


    Newark Mayor Cory Booker says it is his birthday wish to stop heinous acts of animal cruelty in his city, like the one that happened to Patrick, the 1-year-old Pit bull who was found inside a trash bag nearly starved to death and thrown down a garbage chute.
    He is using Patrick's story as a catalyst to raise funds for a state-of-the-art animal shelter with innovative policies to improve responsible pet care.
    Until the Mayor's birthday on April 27, donations can be made on Facebook toward Patrick's Place which will serve homeless animals in Newark and other surrounding towns. The goal is to raise $50,000.
    Mayor Booker said, "Patrick's story is one of countless instances of animal cruelty taking place daily around the world. It is a reminder that many animals suffer appalling abuse, and without our help, cases like this will end even more tragically. It is my hope that through spreading awareness and working together we can help save many of these defenseless animals from abuse and neglect."
    Mayor Booker reported that his administration has been working for the past two years to establish a modern animal shelter, but when Patrick's case came into the forefront he knew the time was right to move ahead on the project.

    Mayor Booker’s office was kind enough to provide the following details about the proposed animal shelter.

    “The new shelter will bear no similarities to the existing shelter. The entire mission orientation will be focused on animal well-being, health and wellness, with the goal of finding new homes for every adoptable animal. The new shelter will be welcoming, sustainably designed and a community center for the City of Newark. State of the art design is proven to enhance the well-being of animals while in shelter care, and to promote successful long term adoptions into new homes.
    Some key features include ventilation systems providing 100% fresh air, and natural light to every animal's space. These innovations result in shelters that nearly eliminate common contagious diseases such as kennel cough and Upper Respiratory Infections, and promote good mental health – all of which contribute to a much higher percentage of adoptions.”

    Homeless animals are currently located at the Associated Humane Societies shelter - the group that rescued Patrick. They have a contract with the City of Newark to provide certain animal control and sheltering functions.
    In addition to housing homeless pets the new animal shelter will provide the community with several programs.
    The Mayor’s office explained, “Programs such as low-cost spaying and neutering, feral cat trap-neuter-release (TNR), partnering with rescue organizations, utilizing volunteers and volunteer foster homes, comprehensive adoption programs including using the Internet, social media, and offsite adoption locations, pet retention programs to help people overcome the medical, behavioral, and environmental conditions which cause them to relinquish their animals, medical and behavioral programs, and more.”
    The facility will be a multi-million dollar project that will be underwritten by both private and public funds. Mayor Booker’s birthday wish fund is a “kick-off” to generate awareness for the new shelter.

    Not Everyone Is Happy With The Plan
    Dr. Lisa Bongiovanni DVM who is one of the veterinarians with the Associated Humane Society of New Jersey (AHS) questioned the need for a new animal shelter. Dr. Bongiovanni was part of the initial rescue and treatment of Patrick.
    In an open letter that is now posted on Patrick's page on the AHS website, Dr. Bongiovanni said, "...I read with surprise your intention to establish a new animal shelter in Newark. Although not "state of the art" a shelter does exist in Newark. It is the Associated Humane Society and that shelter does in fact serve the municipalities of Essex and Hudson as well as other counties, and has been doing so for many years."
    "In the few years that I have been at the AHS I have seen many groups initiate and hopelessly fail in their efforts to form associations to help abused and neglected animals. And all the while the administration and staff of AHS have worked tirelessly and thanklessly in their efforts to serve this community."
    "Our efforts have been recently recognized by the Wiederhold Foundation who singled out AHS amongst many applicants by awarding us a substantial grant. With the monies endowed we will buy a mobile veterinary unit to assist us in a program that will go out in the community to offer spays and neuters at low cost (and if possible, even free of charge) with the hopes of decreasing the number of abandoned and abused animals in our City." Click Here to read Dr. Bongiovanni's entire letter.
    The Associated Humane Societies of New Jersey is paying for the cost of Patrick's veterinary care and rehabilitation.
    Meanwhile Patrick continues to slowly recover. In the last few days he has started to bark. His former owner Kisha Curtis was charged with "torture and torment of a living creature" which is fourth-degree criminal charge and carries a sentence of 18 months in jail and/or a $3,000 fine.
    Below is Mayor Booker's birthday wish appeal.

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGNEfpqWNNU&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]

    Newark Mayor Wants To Build Patrick's Place In Honor Of Starved Dog (Video)

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    I don't know why that vet would be against buildig a newer, better Patrick's Place. Everyone knows she is doing the best she can, but surely more help is better.
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    Because it's wasteful. Use the money to fund the existing places that are already doing good work for animals instead of squandering it on a new building.

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    I can't believe that worthless shit turd of a woman is only going to get 18 months and/or a $3000 fine. I hate her so much, I really, really hope someone with access to her who loves animals will do something horrible to her. And maybe the mayor is misguided, but at least his heart is in the right place.

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    I hope she has an "accident".
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    Quote Originally Posted by twitchy2.0 View Post
    Because it's wasteful. Use the money to fund the existing places that are already doing good work for animals instead of squandering it on a new building.
    Not really. We just opened a new animal shelter a few years ago. How is that wasteful? Our new one houses more pets and it much larger/newer/cleaner. Old shelter cost more in upkeep ,are drafty and smelly. They were not built with computers remotely in mind.
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    Pit bull abandoned in NJ gains worldwide following - Yahoo! News

    NEWARK, N.J. When an emaciated pit bull found at the bottom of a trash chute in New Jersey was rushed to a veterinary emergency room last month, doctors there thought he would be dead within the hour.
    Instead, the scrappy pup, nicknamed Patrick, has defied the odds and is getting stronger by the day.
    "He is a tremendous fighter," said Dr. Thomas Scavelli, the director and founder of the Garden State Veterinary Specialists, the pet hospital in Tinton Falls where Patrick is being treated. "There are very few animals, or any life form, that could have gone through and survived what he has, and really never looked back."
    Hospital staffers, who named the dog for his reddish fur and because he was found the day before St. Patrick's Day, have been chronicling his progress on their website and a Facebook page that has garnered fans from around the world. He's received hundreds of emails, donations, gifts and letters from those inspired by his tale of survival.
    When Patrick was brought to the hospital after being rescued by officials at the Associated Humane Societies, he was so starved, emaciated and dehydrated he was curled into a ball, unable to walk or stand. His ribcage protruded, he weighed about 20 pounds roughly 30 pounds less than average and was covered in sores with parts of skin hanging off him, according to Patricia Smillie-Scavelli, Thomas Scavelli's wife and the administrator of the hospital.
    "Everyone thought that, you bring in an animal like that, that looks like it's really just a corpse, you put it to sleep," Smillie-Scavelli said. "But of course, he looked up at you with those eyes, and you say: How can you give up on this dog? How can you, when he's not giving up on life? So, we gave him that second chance, and he has just run with it, and thrived."
    Today, after weeks of emergency measures that included a transfusion of three pints of dog blood, a special diet, medicine and physical therapy, Patrick continues gaining weight currently weighing just over 29 pounds is finally eating solid food, and enjoys taking outdoor walks in the sun and playing with the many toys that well-wishers have sent him.
    "This is not a month of starvation," Thomas Scavelli said. "This is a lifetime probably, or at least months and months of neglect, and to see the way he cares for people and trusts people, that's really been the most interesting and rewarding thing to see about the canine spirit."
    Kisha Curtis of Newark was charged with two fourth-degree offenses for "tormenting and torturing" an animal by failing to provide food and water, prosecutors said. The charges could carry a maximum jail sentence of 18 months and a fine of up to $10,000. She also faces two abandonment charges punishable by up to six months in jail with a $1,000 fine.
    Authorities said Curtis tied the dog to a railing in her Newark apartment building and left the state for more than a week. A janitor later found the emaciated dog in a trash bin.
    Curtis, who was released on bail, has pleaded not guilty to the charges. Curtis' mother told reporters at her daughter's court hearing that the dog had been given to Kisha but she could not take care of it, so she'd tied it up outside hoping somebody else would take it.
    Now, the dog that prosecutors say had been left for dead has been inundated with adoption offers.
    The Essex County courthouse has received more than 600 letters and faxes from around the world expressing concern for the dog and urging swift and harsh punishment for Curtis. The hospital ordered 500 thank-you cards with Patrick's picture to mail to those who sent collars, dog shirts, toys, scrapbook pages or dog blankets embroidered with Patrick's name, and it is fast running out.
    Animal welfare officials in New Jersey are warning people touched by Patrick's story to beware of donation scams that are using his image and story to raise funds. The Associated Humane Societies of New Jersey is urging anyone wishing to donate to make sure they give to legitimate charities that help animals.
    Meanwhile, Cory Booker, the mayor of Newark, where Patrick was found, has started a fundraising drive to build a new state-of-the-art city animal shelter in Patrick's name, to ease overcrowding and call attention to the plight of abused or homeless animals.
    Officials at the animal hospital where Patrick is being cared for say he is a long way from being healthy enough to be placed up for adoption and faces some health issues related to his prolonged starvation. He is still too weak for surgery to find out about an unknown foreign object in his stomach, doctors said.
    For now, he seems at home at the hospital, where he follows staff around, enjoys being patted and played with, and watches attentively as they open the many gifts and letters he receives each day.
    "In the 17 years we've been here we've never seen this type of response to an animal," Patricia Smillie-Scavelli said. "There's something about Patrick that has really sparked interest, honestly, from throughout the entire world."

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