All images courtesy of Imgur
 
There’s a special kind of hell for people who abuse sweet, loving dogs.
 
Patrick is a dog with the worst possible luck. His owner abandoned him, leaving Patrick to starve. But he didn’t stop there—the owner even threw the dying dog into a garbage chute, where he would have been killed by the trash compactor.
 

 
Thankfully, a maintenance worker discovered Patrick at the last second and rushed him to the nearest animal hospital, Garden State Veterinary Services.

The hospital didn’t think he’d survive the night, but against all odds, he did!

His recovery was slow, but about a year later, Patrick was adopted into a loving family and is now back to full health!


 
As for the cruel owner? Well, he was charged with abandonment and neglect. Good riddance!
 
You can see more pictures from Patrick’s amazing recovery here!