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Patrick the Miracle Dog

Patrick the Miracle Dog’s Abuser Sentenced, Patrick Finds Forever Home

Kisha Curtis, 29, pleaded guilty last month to fourth-degree animal cruelty on the eve of her trial. She was charged in March 2011 after Patrick the Miracle Dog was found near death.

Although she won’t be serving any jail time, Curtis would be required to serve 18 months probation and forfeit her right to Patrick, who has not been in her care since he was found.

She’ll also be required to pay nearly $2,000 to the New Jersey ASPCA, which gave the pup emergency care before he was moved to a veterinary hospital in Tinton Falls.

On a happier note, NJSPCA posted the following on their Facebook page:

“Patrick Court Update : Will post information later BUT I would like everyone to know that Patrick is now PATRICK SCAVELLI, it is official the Scavelli’s were granted legal custody of Patrick. NJSPCA could not be happier with the outcome for Patrick and the Scavelli’s. Thank you all for your support. Capt Yocum”

Congratulations Patrick! May you be happy in your new forever home!

On behalf of all the members of Team Patrick - Happy Re-Birthday, Patrick. Facebook.com/StopThe Abusing Don't Be Cruel Animal Cruelty Awareness site

Happy Birthday, Patrick!

We have a very special place in our hearts for Patrick who will be turning “two-years-old” tomorrow on St. Patrick Day.

For those not familiar with the story, Patrick was the dog that was found stuffed down a trash chute of a high-rise in Newark right before St. Patrick’s Day 2011. After he was rescued and taken to the Garden State Veterinary Specialists in Tinton Falls, Patrick made a miraculous recovery.

Today Patrick is a healthy thriving pitbull. New Jersey New 12 recently caught up with Patrick on their segment of The Pet Shop.

In honor of Patrick and what he represents to many animal advocates, Don’t Be Cruel designed their first t-shirt called “Team Patrick.” Proceeds from t-shirt sales and other merchandise go to local shelter and rescues that want to help abandoned pets like Patrick.


Don't Be Cruel Team Patrick Women's Tees

Limited-Time Only: Team Patrick Shirts – $15.00

In honor of Patrick’s upcoming 2-year re-birthday & our 2-year anniversary, we is offering the Team Patrick shirt to our Don’t Be Cruel.org fans for $15.00! Regular price is $20.00.

This is the shirt that started Don’t Be Cruel.org. On March 16, 2011 a building maintenance personnel discovered a dog in Newark, NJ after being put in a trash bag and thrown down a 22-story apartment building garbage chute. The City of Newark Animal Control was contacted and ACO Arthur Skinner picked up the dog and brought him directly to the Associated Humane Societies Medical Department. After a brief time at the Society’s Newark facility, he was ambulanced to Garden State Veterinary Specialists in Tinton Falls — a referral hospital with 24-hour emergency care.

The dog amazed everyone at the Society and at Garden State by surviving with the 24-hour emergency care that they rendered. He was given a blood transfusion, a bath — and even a walk! In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, he was named Patrick.

Please read the Don’t Be Cruel History for more information.

Buy your Don’t Be Cruel Women’s Team Patrick shirt. Shirts are in very limited supply, so get yours before they are gone. Remember that 100% of the proceeds go to local shelters & rescues!

Watch the News 12 New Jersey video below to see one of Patrick’s supporters wearing the Team Patrick shirt.