'Patrick the Dog' at middle of ownership dispute

NEWARK - The tale of 'Patrick the Dog' went global and viral, but Patrick himself isn't going anywhere for now.Patrick was rescued from the bottom of a Newark trash chute in March 2010, emaciated and on the verge of death. Now the 2-year-old pit bull mix is at the center of an ownership dispute.Associated Humane Societies of Newark has filed for permanent custody of the dog. The Essex County Prosecutor's Office, which is pursuing a criminal case against Patrick's owner, says Patrick is doing just fine with his current caretakers, the owners of Garden State Veterinary Specialists in Tinton Falls. Since Patrick was rescued, his weight has jumped from 19 to 50 pounds.Meanwhile, owner Kisha Curtis is facing animal cruelty charges but was not at today's court hearing.Update on Patrick the DogAnniversary of Patrick the dog's rescue markedWoman accused of abusing 'Patrick the Dog' offered plea dealPatrick the dog continues to recover

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