Patrick the pooch has successful stomach procedure

Patrick the miracle dog (Garden State Veterinary Specialists)

April 20, 2011 7:47:02 AM PDT
Patrick, the dog who was rescued after being thrown down a trash chute is making major improvements. The lucky pooch, named after St. Patrick, did not have to be cut open during an endoscopic procedure.

A mass of hair that was stuck inside of his stomach was removed through his throat.

He was also neutered and received a full dental cleaning.

Patrick is doing well on his road to recovery, weighing in at 36 pounds compared to being a mere 20 pounds when discovered.