The dog had barely any skin over its bones when someone tossed it down a trash chute in Newark.
The lucky guy they are calling "Patrick the miracle dog" has recovered and needs a home.
He was barely alive and hardly moving, but something on him twitched and the maintenance man saw that. He opened the bag, found Patrick and called animal rescue.
Kids at the Boys and Girls Club in Asbury Park heard Patrick's story and sent dozens of get well and get fat cards. Someone created a Facebook page for him, and small donations are pouring in to help pay for his recovery, which will be a long road.
You can learn more about Patrick and how to help on the Garden State Veterinary Specialists website at www.gsvs.org.