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This Dog Was Thrown 22 Stories Down And Left For Dead, But You Have To See Him Now

APRIL 13, 2017  —  By Sarah Jewel  
Sarah Jewel

Sarah Jewel

Animal and pizza lover with an Internet addiction. Nerd to the max. Currently residing in the land of beautiful winters.

Animal abuse is heartbreaking, but it's all too common.

Dogs and cats are neglected and abused every day around the world, and many of them lose their lives. Fortunately, there are people out there willing to help. When a maintenance worker found a skinny dog clinging to life in a garbage chute, he brought him to the people he knew could save him.

Patrick was skin and bones when he was found, having been left outside to starve.

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When his health deteriorated, the criminal owner pushed him down a garbage to plummet 22 stories to a trash bin. Miraculously, Patrick still survived.

Patrick got veterinary care in New Jersey, where he had surgery to remove an enormous hairball from his stomach so he could eat. His health started to improve.

Patrick put on a little more weight and even let his caretakers dress him up for Easter!

The administrator of the animal hospital fell in love with Patrick through his ordeal and made the decision to adopt him. Now he's happy and healthy!

What a handsome fellow! His former owner was charged with abandonment and neglect, so justice was served for Patrick in the end.

(via Goodfullness)

I'm so glad he was found and has a happy home now. Share this if you believe no dog should ever go through an ordeal like Patrick's and that the people who abuse animals should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

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