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Patrick the pit bull

A 1-year-old pit bull nicknamed Patrick sits Tuesday, April 5, 2011, near piles of gifts donated to him as he recovers at Garden State Veterinary Specialists in Tinton Falls, N.J., after being found starved and dumped in a trash chute. (credit: Mel Evans/AP)

Judge Denies Request To Move Starved Pit Bull ‘Patrick’ To Shelter Near Zoo

A custody battle over a pit bull that was found starving in a Newark trash chute took place inside a NJ courtroom Thursday.

06/02/2011

A 1-year-old pit bull nicknamed Patrick sits Tuesday, April 5, 2011, near piles of gifts donated to him as he recovers at Garden State Veterinary Specialists in Tinton Falls, N.J., after being found starved and dumped in a trash chute. (credit: Mel Evans/AP)

Pit Bull Abandoned In Newark Trash Gains Worldwide Following

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.

04/08/2011