Last night was a quiet, uneventful night, but wow!
FIOS-TV has been at Garden State Veterinary Specialists for a very, very long time. It has been exciting for Patrick to see lots of people, and each person that came in he sniffed and checked out -- looking for a little treat.
GSVS has increased Patrick's food intake, and he now gets to lay on his shamrock blanket outside of the cage.
Patrick was only minutes away from the jaws of the trash compactor when a maintenance worker saw a slight movement in the trashbag.
Please donate towards Patrick's ongoing care!
He is still pathetically thin. Staffers had previously given a second blood transfusion to help him. The Associated Humane Societies is paying for the miraculous recovery of this neglected and abused dog. We knew it would be a long, arduous, and expensive effort.
Through an ultrasound, a foreign body was found inside of Patrick. He may have swallowed something to quell the hunger that he experienced. Presently, he is too weak, but as he gets stronger, they will explore this problem. It has not prevented his eating, drinking or defecating.
We are receiving pictures and messages from other animals asking to keep strong .... keep going. Life is precious!
The Associated Humane Societies has set up a Reward Fund and is now offering a $2,500 reward for the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator. There is probably more in the fund but the figures are not available yet.
Patrick's story has inspired people from all over the world to donate towards his care. The building in which Patrick was rescued is 22 stories high and has 550 apartments. Some leads have come in and have been referred to the NJ SPCA for investigation. All calls concerning the perpetrator will be held in strict confidence.
Thank YOU for your generosity in supporting Patrick and all your good wishes.
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