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Saturday, August 31, 2013

NJ woman spared prison in dog-in-trash chute case

Patrick is shown in a 2011 photo sitting next to flowers sent by a supporter in Alaska as he recovered at Garden State Veterinary Specialists in Tinton Falls, N.J., after being found starved and dumped in a trash chute. The New Jersey woman who admitted tying the pit bull to a railing and leaving it for a week was sentenced on Thursday to 18 months probation.