When he was found at the bottom of a garbage can, Patrick was nothing but a few pounds of bones and infected flesh.
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He was found by volunteers of one of the animal protection groups during festivities for Saint Patrick's Day, so the name came out naturally.
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He was immediately taken to the “Garden State” veterinary clinic where he was taken care of and practically brought back from almost certain death.
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“He is an incredible fighter, there is no argument about that” said Dr. Thomas, who is in charge of the clinic he was admitted to and where he became somewhat of a mascot.
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Now he's living a happy life with his new owners, free from all the hardships he lived through. He is still cheerful and playful even though you, after all he's been through, couldn't blame him even if he wasn't.
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After a year of caring and loving he's back on his feet, doing his job as guard dog, protecting and serving the family that adopted him.
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Only difference between these two pictures is that they were taken one year apart of each other. Think about that next time you ignore some flea bag on the street. If you have means, make sure you do everything in your power, so we can enrich animal world with another heart warming story. This guy got his happy ending, but he is not the only one in need of it.