Kisha Curtis, Patrick’s (the pit-bull puppy found in a garbage shoot) Alleged Abuser Indicted

Kisha Curtis, the alleged abuser of a beautiful Newark pit-bull puppy named Patrick, was finally handed down an indictment of Fourth Degree Animal Cruelty for abandoning and starving the 1-year-old pit bull in March, by the New Jersey’s Grand Jury. Her sentence, if found guilty, can carry up t0 18 months in jail.

Patrick was found stuffed in a plastic bag in the garbage shoot of a 22-floor apartment building. Ms. Curtis, who lived on the 19th floor, denies having stuffed the emaciated puppy in the garbage bag and having thrown him in to the garbage shoot. Patrick weighed 19 lbs. and was 1–2 hours away from death when the building maintenance man found him. Patrick was sent to Garden State Veterinary Specialist, in Tinton Falls, to recuperate. He is currently weighing 51 lbs and is in a loving foster home.

Court date is set for December 3.

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  1. 18 months is not near long enough for this women!! But I am happy that she is hopefully going to be punished in some way, shape or form. Although from the pic. she looks like she has already had some jail time in her life and may already be accustom to being there….god bless the ones who saved Patrick from this terrible certain death!!!!

  2. wow arent those before and after pics amazing..this is a prime example of how sometimes you have to look at the pics that make you sick and then do something about it..we lubb you Patrick

  3. i think she deserves a stiffer sentence , intentinally starving an animal is abuse , no matter what . abuse laws need to be stiffer to prevent repeat offenders. patrick could have died but thank god a good samaritin did the right thing. because of that , patrick can now live the life he deserves.

  4. This makes one ashamed of the human race! As horrifying as it is as to what she did to Patrick, if he hadn’t been thrown down that shoot, he would never have been found alive; thank God that someone came to rescue him!

  5. This makes one ashamed of the human race! As horrifying as it is as to what she did to Patrick, if he hadn’t been thrown down that shoot he probably would not have been found alive; thank God someone was there to rescue him!

  6. This is the worst treatment I have ever read about an animal. Poor little pup. How can one person be so cruel and evil? 18 months is not near long enough for this vicious woman. The judge should throw the book at her. She needs to go through the same treatment that she put that poor pup through. I have 3 rescued dogs. All either neglected and abused. I’m grateful to have them. They bring me such joy. I cried when I read this article. Our laws need to stiffer towards animal abusers.

  7. Death would be too kind for this woman and all the sick people in the world who abuse animals. May they be tormented everyday of their pathetic lives and suffer a fate worst than what they inflicted to these innocent creatures that have done them no harm.

  8. i’m glad, i hope she does all her sentence by herslf, with no contact with humans and taken out daily and beat, then don’t feed her, let her starve, just as she did that beautiful, patrick!!! she is beyond evil!! but she’s not alone, i’m sure she’ll run into someone just as crazy!!!!

  9. This girl needs more jail time than she is getting but I am so glad she WILL PAY!! Let us hope that she does not ever take this out on an animal when she has served her time! It takes an insane, mentally unbalanced witch to abuse an animal for any reason!She will always need to BE WATCHED!!!!!!

  10. It says she could get UP TO 18 months…let’s hope she gets the maximum! Even that is not enough for the suffering she caused Patrick. She is a pitiful excuse for a human being. I wish there was some way to keep her from ever owning a pet again, because she doesn’t deserve one. I pray that she realizes what a terrible mistake she made in neglecting Patrick, and is not just sorry that she got caught, but sorry for what she has done.

  11. Shame on you! Shame on your family for raising such a Dark Soul of a person. Were you abused by your Father or Brother to have such hateful hostility towards a baby pet who looked to you for love, food and warmth. Can you not feel? You tortured that dog by witholding food and love and attention every day of his young life! Can you not handle someone or something loving you? Looking at you and your tatoos, it appears that you are in a gang and that also you have defaced your own body and face. You must hate what you see when you look in a mirror. Your jailtime will never match your crime. You will have to live with your abuse and treatment of that poor soul for all of your days and yes, People will remember you for what torture you did to him, your life is over. You are the looser and the little dog that you abused will be honored for the rest of his life. His Life means something…what about yours?

  12. Well said Tina R. Patrick changed my life for ever. I will no longer sit back and let the abuse continue. I am now a animal rights advocate, and would do anything for an animal in need. Patrick changed people lives (for the better)around the world. The “animal” that abused him will never get enough time in prison. When I think of Patrick and see phots of him I only think of him. I never think about that lowlife animal (she is not a person). Patrick, my family and I will remember forever. Her I will forget her name. Love you Patrick and all the people that have helped him on his journey.

  13. Hmmmm…. so glad she is going to do some time, not nearly punishment enough though. Seems like the red mark on her forehead is perfect for target practice. Just saying…

  14. Peggy…..you refer to Curtis as an “animal” and say she is not a person. Animals don’t do this sort of thing….only people.

  15. Peggy…..you refer to Curtis as an \"animal\" and say she is not a person. Animals don\’t do this sort of thing….only people.

  16. Susan, you are right. We should never refer to a dispicable person (not even a human being) by animal, pig, bird brain, or any other degrading reference to nature’s wonderful creatures.

  17. Stories like this make me want to go out and play in traffic.

    Why even bother with a garbage bag? This crazy bitch went to all that trouble? Why not just let the poor baby out into the world? His fate would have been WAY better than this pathetic excuse for a human was giving him….

    I wonder if she would fit in that garbage chute? Maybe a little jail time and crappy food will cause her to start showing bones and lose weight…like Patrick did before she decided to dispose of him.

  18. I feel sick!
    Who does this to a poor animal?
    18 months in jail is not nearly enough for this heartless crime. 🙁

  19. I have watched Patrick grow into this loving sweet dog after all that has
    been done to him. I can only hope the law will prevail and make her the
    poster child for what happens when you are cruel to animals! Her sentence will never be harsh or long enough in my eyes. Cruelty leaves wounds that
    cant be taken away with medical care. Lets pray she gets the sentence she deserves plus more!

  20. I will probably get some flack for this, but seriously, if some people here feel that 18 months is nothing, then you try serving it. It’s always easier to egg on the punishment of someone else. I’ve seen involuntary manslaughter get less time, but that’s ok because killing other people isn’t a big deal. It doesn’t help that she’s black either as people on other sites are also using it as an excuse to be racist. Go piss off the NAACP as much as you want, but watch yourself around animal rights people they’ll try to punish your unborn grand children. Yes. What she did was wrong and there are better ways of dealing with a dog you can’t care for and believe it or not, some people don’t know these things. So, instead of being so angry, how about you spread information instead of maintaining the ignorance of the people and then wishing them to die when they slip up.

  21. I will probably get some flack for this, but seriously, if some people here feel that 18 months is nothing, then you try serving it. It\’s always easier to egg on the punishment of someone else. I\’ve seen involuntary manslaughter get less time, but that\’s ok because killing other people isn\’t a big deal. It doesn\’t help that she\’s black either as people on other sites are also using it as an excuse to be racist. Go piss off the NAACP as much as you want, but watch yourself around animal rights people they\’ll try to punish your unborn grand children. Yes. What she did was wrong and there are better ways of dealing with a dog you can\’t care for and believe it or not, some people don\’t know these things. So, instead of being so angry, how about you spread information instead of maintaining the ignorance of the people and then wishing them to die when they slip up.

  22. OMG! This is the first time that I saw this particular “before” picture. I am stunned, disgusted, and simply at a loss. I cannot believe that someone would do something so heinous! I am amazed that this little boy survived. 18 months? Surely State of NJ, you can do better than that. She was calculated over days and weeks with what she did to Patrick. This wasn’t a random act, not that this would have made it right, but day and after day, night after night, she fed herself, and laid her head down to sleep knowing she was causing great pain to that little dog. This is twisted, sick, and deserving of a stiff punishment, including, never to be allowed to own any animal ever! Please to the right thing and make an example for the other deplorable people out there capable of these acts. Make her and them think twice. Thank you

  23. im 12 years old and saw this picture and im very sad that the laws dont protect animals from abuse like it should. Please please give justice to patrick and punish this very bad person. Im very mad and never in my life have i seen this before. Shame on this person. Starve this person and make the feel this pain patrick had gone through.
    Thank you

  24. I’ve never seen such a starved animal. I can’t believe he survived. Kisha needs to die in prison and burn in hell for what she has done. Sometimes I hate people. Good luck Patrick, there is lots of love out there for you.

  25. This is one nasty ass grimy bitch.18months is all she got.NOT nearly enough. Plaster this ugly bitches face every where so we all know the face of a abuser

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