Patrick the dog had no idea what he’d done wrong. He’d been left out in the cold by his owner for over a week. Then, just when he must have thought his ordeal was over, someone threw him down a garbage chute and into the claws of an awaiting compactor. But mercifully, just as the crusher approached, someone decided to check the trash.
At just one year old, Patrick the pit bull had seemingly known little but pain and misery. He lived in an apartment in Newark, New Jersey, with a callous owner who neglected and abandoned him. But shockingly, his predicament would get even worse.
The dog’s owner, Kisha Curtis, had been starving Patrick for most of his short life. Indeed, by this point, Patrick was simply an emaciated bag of flesh and bones.