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Life After Abuse For Patrick and Dexter (Video)

Life After Abuse For Patrick and Dexter (Video)
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Some of the best qualities about pets are their ability to live in the present and not feel sorry for themselves. Two animals covered in past stories, Patrick the pitbull who was nearly starved to death by his owner and Dexter the tiny kitten beaten with a baseball bat are not looking back at the atrocities inflicted on them. In fact both animals are doing very well.

Patrick was discovered in Newark, NJ by a maintenance worker after the dog had been thrown down an apartment garbage chute. He had been nearly starved to death by his owner.

The dog went through weeks of intensive care, blood transfusions and a surgery to remove a foreign object.

Thanks to the skillful hands of veterinarians at Garden State Veterinary Specialists, Patrick has made a miraculous recovery and has proved to be a loving animal that holds no grudges for his abuse. He continues to be in the custody of GSVS and the veterinarian who saved his life.

Below is the latest video of him playing, just like any other pup.

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2:25AM PST on Mar 5, 2014

No words, only tears.

3:46AM PST on Jan 2, 2014

I was just reading the article article that Dexter ended up having uncontrollable seizures and ended up having to be put down due to his abuse. Too sad.

8:22AM PST on Dec 11, 2013

That horrid woman - what is she teaching her children. She needs to be put in JAIL for a long time, and her children placed in better homes.

How would she liked being beaten with a baseball bat? How would that feel? Might happen to her in prison!

What losers!!!

12:24PM PDT on Oct 30, 2013

That wicked mother AND her evil spawns needs to be locked away with lobotomies done on all of them!

2:26PM PDT on Aug 6, 2013

How in the name of God could somebody just throw away such a beautiful dog. Thank goodness the maintenance worker found him. God loves his little creatures, man destroys those that can't defend themselves.

9:24AM PDT on Jun 4, 2013

Thank you so much for the update on Patrick's story. I cried the first time I saw a picture of him, I just wanted to give him tons of food and tons of love. I am so happy to see him acting like a happy go lucky dog.

7:12AM PDT on Jun 4, 2013

No words.

9:38AM PDT on Jun 3, 2013

thank you

11:44PM PDT on Jun 1, 2013

Sorry, Pamela. I didn't realize, since this is such an old article, that the writer had misconstrued the facts so badly, and Patrick was not the first kitten that was killed by the woman and 2 kids that was involved with Dexter. I only noticed after I replied to you and my comment showed up and the screen scrolled up and I read what Ms. Seltzer had said! What irresponsible writing! She says "both" animals are doing very well! Really? Dexter was in terrible shape when "rescued" and died at the vet's 2 days later. While Patrick, the PITBULL may have made it, Dexter most certainly did NOT.

11:31PM PDT on Jun 1, 2013

It's my understanding that the first kitten died at the scene and Dexter, 2 days later. This happened over two YEARS ago, so why is this still an article with new comments? If somebody wants to post a discussion about increasing penalties for such abuse, that's fine, but at least stop writing as IF either of these kittens survived............they did not!

Pamela, I'm wondering if C2 is playing some weird "trick" on you, or there are once again, glitches? Who is Sharon? I don't see any comment here from any "Sharon". Did you mean to respond to someone in a different C2 discussion?

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