They Found This Abandoned Puppy Moments Before Death. But His Story Is Just Getting Started.

They Found This Abandoned Puppy Moments Before Death. But His Story Is Just Getting Started.

This puppy was brought in to a veterinary office in New Jersey. Barely alive, his skin was stretched over his skeleton, and he seemed destined to die. But thanks to a team of amazing human beings, his story will make you believe in miracles.

They Found This Abandoned Puppy Moments Before Death. But His Story Is Just Getting Started.

He was found wrapped in a garbage bag moments before he would have been consumed by a trash compactor.

They Found This Abandoned Puppy Moments Before Death. But His Story Is Just Getting Started.

Before that, his cruel owner had tied him to a railing and left him there for a week.

They Found This Abandoned Puppy Moments Before Death. But His Story Is Just Getting Started.

No one at Garden State Veterinary Services thought that he'd make it through the night, but somehow, he did.

They Found This Abandoned Puppy Moments Before Death. But His Story Is Just Getting Started.

They named him Patrick since he was discovered the day before St. Patrick's Day... but this little dog wasn't out of the woods yet.

They Found This Abandoned Puppy Moments Before Death. But His Story Is Just Getting Started.

At just 19 pounds and with a body temperature so low that it didn't register on the thermometer, his chances for survival were slim.

They Found This Abandoned Puppy Moments Before Death. But His Story Is Just Getting Started.

He needed to have a massive hairball removed from his stomach before he could even eat again.

They Found This Abandoned Puppy Moments Before Death. But His Story Is Just Getting Started.

Everyone was rooting for the skinny puppy, and Patrick was trying his hardest to stay alive.

They Found This Abandoned Puppy Moments Before Death. But His Story Is Just Getting Started.

Every day that he continued to live was a victory.

They Found This Abandoned Puppy Moments Before Death. But His Story Is Just Getting Started.

 

 

His horrible abuse had left him wary and fearful of humans.

They Found This Abandoned Puppy Moments Before Death. But His Story Is Just Getting Started.

 

As his story spread, Patrick began to gain a following of admirers.

They Found This Abandoned Puppy Moments Before Death. But His Story Is Just Getting Started.

Slowly, his weathered face showed signs of life.

They Found This Abandoned Puppy Moments Before Death. But His Story Is Just Getting Started.

 

He was beginning to resemble a dog instead of a skeleton.

They Found This Abandoned Puppy Moments Before Death. But His Story Is Just Getting Started.

He learned to trust the people who had been taking care of him.

They Found This Abandoned Puppy Moments Before Death. But His Story Is Just Getting Started.

... even if he didn't always understand what they were doing to him.

They Found This Abandoned Puppy Moments Before Death. But His Story Is Just Getting Started.

As his health improved, everyone at the veterinary hospital became more optimistic.

They Found This Abandoned Puppy Moments Before Death. But His Story Is Just Getting Started.

Patrick had begun to steadily put on weight... and develop a twinkle in his eye.

They Found This Abandoned Puppy Moments Before Death. But His Story Is Just Getting Started.

The worst days were behind him.

They Found This Abandoned Puppy Moments Before Death. But His Story Is Just Getting Started.

The staff's next challenge was teaching Patrick to live like a dog again.

 

They Found This Abandoned Puppy Moments Before Death. But His Story Is Just Getting Started.

 

As it turned out, he was pretty playful!

They Found This Abandoned Puppy Moments Before Death. But His Story Is Just Getting Started.

His story has been used to advocate for stricter animal abuse laws, which are desperately needed across the country.

They Found This Abandoned Puppy Moments Before Death. But His Story Is Just Getting Started.

 

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