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29 March 2011 @ 11:15 pm
Patrick Tied to Railing and Left Alone for a Week  

Some new news about Patrick’s tormentor (Kisha Curtis), according to NJ.com, she left him tied to the stairwell (despite being told not to) and left NJ for a week. The poor pup was without food and water for at least a week. She claimed provide food and water for him. But from the looks of his skeleton when he was found near death, it’s doubtful that the food and water would come that often. More than likely Patrick passed out and was thrown in the trash.

Originally Curtis was charged with two counts of abandonment and two counts of failure to provide proper sustenance to the animal and was facing a $1,000 fine and community service if convicted. Today, I learned that Curtis could now face punishment for a felony (up to 18 months in jail and a $3,000 fine.

Curtis was in the Passaic County jail on an unrelated charge and was expected to be transferred to Essex County jail, according to acting Prosecutor Carolyn Murray. Her bail is set at $10,000.

Also, there is a strong movement started in Facebook to create a new law to protect abused animals. The group is known as Patrick’s Law. There’s also a website devoted to the proposed new law.

If Betty White can get a gig at Saturday Night Live via Facebook, why shouldn’t poor animals have a voice to protect them from people those who want to harm them?

Other sites of interest:

Patrick’s Pals—Facebook site devoted to help other abused animals

The Patrick Miracle—Facebook updates about Patrick

Patrick’s Law—Facebook site to create a new law to help punish animal abusers

GSVS Pet Hospital—Facebook site of the hospital caring for Patrick—daily Patrick updates are given
 
 
 
~Lirpa~: Kittieskatje0711 on March 30th, 2011 03:38 am (UTC)
How horrid.

I 'liked' all those FB groups. Is there a petition to sign to make a harsher law?
venckman: cryingvenckman on March 30th, 2011 05:04 am (UTC)
This story is heartbreaking. Thanks for all you are doing to ensure that something good and decent comes of this.