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Patrick, an elite athlete who also volunteers at animal shelters, encounters a severely abused dog whom he immediately adopts. Soon after rescuing Grace, Patrick suffers a stroke during a weightlifting competition. It is Grace—still recovering from trauma herself—who gives Patrick hope to overcome his sudden physical and mental health challenges.
Strength isn’t always physical ability. Watching Grace get better after all she had been through was the strength I needed to start a new life. Seeing how sweet Grace is, you’d never know her story. She didn’t give up when someone gave up on her. I’m thankful we found each other.”
Thank you for a tremendous film night—it was brilliant! My husband was with me. He suffered a stroke four years ago. ‘Patrick & Grace,’ the film of the body builder who suffered a stroke, had an impact on my husband. It was a very similar story for him, as our Rottweiler wouldn’t leave his side when he returned from hospital.”
Gloria, audience member, Top Dog Film Festival 2021, Alice Springs, Australia
For those who have loved and lost a companion animal, Mutual Rescue created two Memorial Montages of photography, poetry, and music—timeless messages from the spirits of a dog and cat.
You are welcome to request Mutual Rescue films for off-line events to benefit an approved animal-welfare organization in your community.
Mutual Rescue periodically reviews story submissions for our future films, publications, website, and social-media channels. If you’ve been saved by a companion animal you rescued, we’d love to hear from you!