Patrick was found dumped in the garbage at a Newark Housing complex by an employee. The Associated Humane Societies was called and they found a skeleton of a dog in a garbage bag. The dog who they later named “Patrick” was immediately rushed to Garden State Veterinary Specialists trauma unit. No one believed that this dog who weighed no more than 20 lbs., but should have been closer to 50 lbs. or more, would survive. After a blood transfusion, medical treatment and the doting attention of doctors and veterinary technicians, Patrick showed his determination to survive and has continued to beat the odds. Although Patrick has a long road to recovery, there is every indication that he will eventually be a happy and healthy dog. Garden State Veterinary Specialists has had a long standing relationship with the Associated Humane Societies to provide care to the animals that they rescue.