Here is the latest development of the case of the dog Patrick who was dumped by his owner and found by a maintenance worker in a garbage bin.
His owner, a woman living in that apartment building, has been arrested and is facing a felony charge. The torture that the woman had brought to the dog and the fact that she discarded the dog while he was still alive prompted the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to ask that she be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
As for Patrick, he is now under the care of the Garden State Veterinary Specialists (GSVS) in Tinton Falls. As these recent photos (available at the GSVS Facebook page) show, while still very thin, Patrick is now in much better shape.
Better still, Patrick is receiving greetings from all over the world.