RUTHERFORD, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — The bakery in Rutherford, N.J. that brought you the Charlie Sheen “Tiger Blood” cupcakes is now selling their confections for a cause.

Sweet Avenue Bake Shop is donating a portion of their proceeds this week to the Associated Humane Societies of New Jersey after hearing about a heartbreaking story of a dog defying the odds.

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On March 16, the dog was found dumped in the garbage of a Newark apartment complex after apparently having been put in a plastic bag and thrown down a trash chute in the 22-story building.

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When a maintenance worker discovered him, the pup – who was hardly more than a skeleton of a canine – was rushed to the trauma unit at the Garden State Veterinary Specialists, where he received a blood transfusion and was later named Patrick.

Patricia Scavelli, an administrator GSVS, spoke with 1010 WINS Tuesday and said when hospital officials first saw Patrick they “didn’t think he’d make it through the night.” Now, she said the dog was “getting better and better.” While extra precautions are still being taken, Patrick does not require any additional blood transfusions.

Patrick the dog was found in a garbage of a Newark apartment building (Photo Credit: AHS)

As Patrick makes a slow recovery, the Humane Societies are offering a $2,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest of the perpetrators.

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