Pit Bull Abandoned In Newark Trash Gains Worldwide Following

Rescuers Bring Patrick Back To Life, Share Updates On Facebook

NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Animal welfare officials in New Jersey are warning people touched by the story of a starved pit bull who was found discarded in a trash chute to beware of donation scams.

The story of Patrick the pit bull has garnered worldwide media attention, and donations have been pouring in from those wanting to contribute to his care.

The dog was found abandoned and near death in the garbage at a Newark apartment building and has been recuperating at a veterinary hospital in Tinton Falls.

The Associated Humane Societies of New Jersey, which rescued Patrick, is urging those wishing to donate to make sure they give to legitimate charities that help animals.

Meanwhile, Newark Mayor Cory Booker is raising money to build a new city animal shelter.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  1. NJ ROBERTS says:

    SORRY MY PIT IS CALLED PEANUT. AND THANKS TO THE PEOPLE THAT SAVED PATRICKS LIFE, THEY ARE THE BEST!!!!!!!!

  2. N J ROBERTS says:

    I FOUND A MIXED PIT BULL FEMALE IN BAD SHAPE ALSO TOOK THE TIME SPENT THE MONEY AND FEEL SO GOOD . HAVE SAVED DOZENS OF DOGS . PEOPLE THAT WOULD DO THAT TO ANY ANIMAL WOULD DO IT TO A HUMAN IF THEY COULD. LETS NEVER FORGET THAT!!!!!!!!! THERE HAS TO BE A HELL FOR THESE PEOPLE!!!!!

  3. jana says:

    i agree 100000000 %.
    she deserves torture,death penalty etc…….i hope somebody in prison is going to take care of her………………

  4. Christy says:

    Right on, Sabina!!! There are lotsa good people in prison who made big mistakes. Kisha is just a big mistake who came into this world in some public toilet. Hopefully the good people in prison will make this piece of s— wish for the death penaly, which is what she deserves.

  5. Sabina Homann says:

    Hey, Kisha: enjoy your time in prison; the gals there will take care of you for sure. If not have Yahoo put you in touch with me; I’ve got some special treatment for you and your Mama who is defending you. I’ll enjoy it. You and her won’t.

  6. kendra says:

    that is a damn shame that everything has to be a damn scam with people sometimes….some people how to do things out of the kindness of there hearts….god is watching everything that u do and say to others so be careful….

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