Patrick: The Miracle Pit Bull
Do Unto Others: Animals Are Entitled To The Same Basic Rights As Humans
Animal cruelty has long horrified me and made me question how people can be so cruel at times. Initially, I aspired to do something in the field of animal law but knew that it may very well make me lose faith in people altogether. Although I was not strong enough to seek employment in the field of animal law, my love and passion for animals inspires me to be active and speak up for our furry friends who can’t speak for themselves.
Therefore, I want to advocate for Patrick, the starved and trash-tossed pit bull. His story captured my heart and I at least want to advocate for awareness of the case if not for financial generosity towards his recovery.
According to foxnews.com, “It was absolutely horrendous,” said Karen Powell, an AHS spokeswoman. “I have seen a lot in my career but this put me over the edge.”
Patrick’s story is one that not even horror story film writers could compose. Maintenance workers were emptying the trash at a Newark apartment complex when they caught a glimpse of something wriggling in the garbage. To their dismay, a near death pit bull was found. Protruding bones, dehydrated and near death the pit bull was transported to the 24-hour Garden State Veterinary Specialists in Tinton Falls, New Jersey.
Once at the veterinary specialists, staff immediately began pumping the pit bull with fluids and covering him with heating blankets. It was there that this miracle pit bull took on the name of Patrick because he survived the night and made it into St. Patrick’s Day.
According to a interview with Chief Bruce Sanchez of Associated Humane Societies on care2.com, Chief Sanchez said, “Patrick cried and moaned the entire ride in the ambulance when he was rescued. He had hypothermia and his body was so cold, it wouldn’t register on the thermometer.”
Patrick is progressing daily. His recovery is expected to take months but veterinary specialists are optimistic that he is going to make a full recovery.
You can keep up with Patrick’s progress by the GSVS Facebook page and clicking on “The Patrick Miracle.”
Also, keep up with the Patrick’s progress on Twitter @patrickmiracle.
Moreover, I want to express my love and appreciation for all of those who are part of “The Patrick Movement.” The support I have seen for Patrick has nurtured a love and trust for people I did not expect to find when looking into a case of animal cruelty.
In the mean time, Patrick’s owner Kisha Curtis (more like torturer) has pleaded not guilty to four counts of animal abuse (as of March 27). Prior to being tossed in the trash Patrick was tied to a railing for a week, which Kisha’s mother claims she did because Curtis hoped someone would adopt the dog. Although I would love to rant and rave about how warped Kisha Curtis is along with her mother and in a sense the staff at the apartment complex (since someone did see the dog tied up) I will save that for discussion boards on some of the sites I have attributed my information from below (especially source three).
Remember readers– do unto others as you would have them do unto you. I truly wish the judge could exemplify this motto with Kisha Curtis…
Mr.Tobie and I express our love and support to Patrick and to those of you out there advocating for the good cause.
1. http://www.care2.com/causes/animal-welfare/blog/patricks-recovery-pit-bull-bagged-and-thrown-down-garbage-chute/ (quote from Chief Bruce Sanchez)
2. http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/03/23/donations-pour-starved-new-jersey-pitbull/ (background on Patrick’s story)
3. http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/dpps/news/woman-denies-starving,-tossing-away-dog-dpgonc-km-20110331_12572055 (legal status on Patrick’s owner)