The sudden passing of his owner brought a lot of changes for Patrick. In the first week he found himself dealing with a new home, new owners, trips to the groomer, and a stressful visit to the vet for vaccines and a shave of his matted fur. A week later, he ended up back at the vet with a urinary blockage. Unable to afford the necessary vetting for this serious condition, they relinquished their ownership of him to the vet. The vet treated his urgent situation and cared for him until he became stable. At that point he was then transferred to the Sanctuary to continue his recovery.