Dog thrown down garbage chute recovering in Tinton Falls

Patrick the dog's bones are still visible, but Dr. Tom Scavelli of Garden State Veterinary Specialists in Tinton Falls says that the pit bull mix

TINTON FALLS - Patrick the dog's bones are still visible, but Dr. Tom Scavelli of Garden State Veterinary Specialists in Tinton Falls says that the pit bull mix is on the mend.

After three blood transfusions, antibiotics, and prescription dog food, Patrick is not only doing better, but he's miraculously walking.

The pooch is up about a pound and a half since being rescued from a dumpster in Newark nearly two weeks ago. The dog's spirit has touched tens of thousands of well wishers who've sent emails, letters and plenty of gifts. Veterinarians are now monitoring a foreign object detected by ultrasound in Patrick's stomach, which could be something he ate, but say he'll need to get stronger before surgery is even considered.

Doctors say his prognosis is good and that despite his awful experience, Patrick likes people and will one day make a great pet.

Mother defends woman accused of abusing dogAuthorities ID owner of dog thrown down garbage chute

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Barre originates from ballet, and similarly aims to 1 Ready, Set, Fit: Barre
Barre originates from ballet, and similarly aims to 2 Ready, Set, Fit: Barre
News 12 New Jersey was on Lloyd Road 3 Powerful storm leaves behind damage across NJ
Two Ridgewood firefighters were hurt battling house fire 4 2 firefighters hurt battling house fire in Glen Rock
Drivers in Toms River got free gas on 5 Toms River drivers get free gas as new church promotion

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE