Note: Patrick has gained five pounds, yay…. and giving the staff kisses…he is also receiving healing energy treatments.
Curtis pleaded not guilty but said she left Patrick tied up outside her apt for more than a week while she went out of town and hoped someone would come along and take care of him, what a pathetic excuse
please write, call the media, prosecutors, sign the petition, speak up, change the laws, go to the Patrick movement pages…
sign the petition
Charges Against Curtis, Upgraded to Torture and Torment
from the New Jersey SPCA
from Col. Frank Rizzo of the NJ SPCA: “Please let this serve as an update on the Patrick the Pitbull case against Kisha Curtis. After careful consideration, we have decided to upgrade the charges against Ms. Curtis from disorderly persons offenses to indictable offense 4:22-17 (b)1 – torment & torture. The public must know that we will not tolerate this kind of behavior against animals in New Jersey.”
Just called the Newark NJ prosecutors office & told them I’d like Kishia Curtis charged with a felony. She’s being held in jail on an unrelated warrant. Talked to a woman who was very nice. So if you write please be kind/polite.
Now unless you have been asleep underneath a rock the last few days, you have probably heard about Patrick, the dog who was starved to skeleton bone thin and thrown down a garbage chute in a plastic bag, left to die by his owner Keshia Curtis in New Jersey. He had been living tied up to the staircase in an apartment complex for months. Apparently, NO ONE not one neighbor cared about Patrick enough to do anything for God only knows how long.
By a miracle, a maintenance worker found Patrick (named for St Patty’s day) still barely alive and moving one day before St. Patrick’s Day. The emaciated red pit bull mix weighed about 20 pounds instead of 50. He was discovered in a trash bag at the bottom of a Newark apartment building garbage chute. Patrick was brought to the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and American Humane Society brought him to Garden State Veterinary Specialists where he is currently in the ICU given 24/7 care.
Patrick has an obstruction in his belly but is eating, given fluids and is thriving in their loving care. He even is beginning to wag his tail.
Updates about Patrick are posted here:
Foreign Body/Ultrasound Results
We do not know what the shadow in his stomach really is at this time. A repeat ultrasound yesterday did not show a significant change. This is both good news and bad news. The good news is that he continues to thrive so it is not bothering him. The bad news is that if it does not resolve itself or pass, it will eventually have to come out. We cannot say when, he is still not strong enough for anesthesia. The next step would be to use an endoscope to determine the nature of the foreign body. Only after this procedure could it be decided if surgery were necessary.
Every step he takes toward recovery is being watched by thousands of people. Feeding, playing with his many gifts of toys, wearing a cone to stop from scratching his healing sores, wagging his tail and more are being monitored at the Patrick Miracle Facebook page.
Supposedly, the hooker/porn star Curtis could not afford to feed Patrick but could afford to buy herself make-up and jewelry and clothing.
Outraged, 100,000+ people have voiced their concerns for Patrick and 100 facebook pages were created to rally together for Patrick and to speak out and ask for harsher sentencing in animal abuse cases like Patrick’s. A movement toward stronger animal abuse legislation nationwide is brewing.
A California woman has launched a website called patrickslaw.com. Please read our update about this, http://celiasue.wordpress.com/2011/04/05/patricks-lawmovement-who/
This story has touched millions of people around the world, even an Iraqi solder who has written letters.
Another group has committed to getting Patrick more media coverage, an event, asking for people to email CNN.
There even is a Patrick badge for your Facebook page, http://www.picbadges.com/the-patrick-miracle/1424444/
For everyone who wants to adopt Patrick – go to your local animal shelter and check out all the dogs there. So many pit bulls are euthanized every day, every week, every month, healthy sweet goofy dogs that need love and care.
Pitbulls are being saved “in Patricks honor” and being called patrickbulls… and someone also created a Patricks Pals page for people to advocate for and help other animals like Patrick…
Please pray for Patrick’s full and speedy recovery… and fax or snail mail the NJ Prosecutor’s office, send fax, 1-973-242-4901, To: Carolyn Murray, mention that you would like the the strictest sentencing that the law allows against Kisha Curtis for abandoning and starving Patrick. You can send a fax via email from myfax.com and other sites.