Saturday, November 16, 2013

Missouri Dog Dragged Behind Truck Ready for Adoption

Trooper today  Photo:

You probably remember reading about Trooper.  A year ago, when he was only 5 months old, he barely survived being dragged nearly a mile down interstate highway while tied behind a pickup truck.  He suffered serious injuries to joints of three legs and soft tissue injuries to his face and body.  Rescued by the Humane Society of Missouri, Trooper received much needed veterinary care and rehabilitation.

Trooper Nov 2012   Photo:
This summer Trooper ruptured the cranial cruciate ligament in his right knee which resulted in successful surgery.  In addition to being at increased risk for injuring the ligament in his left knee for the next year or two, Trooper also has luxating patellas.  Two surgical attempts at repair have not corrected the problem.  Though Trooper needs regular exercise, he should not be considered as a running partner. 

Trooper is now available for adoption.  He'd prefer a home without other animals and with older children.  The Humane Society of Missouri is accepting online applications through midnight November 17, 2013.

You might want to fetch the HSMO Trooper Store which features Trooper themed gifts for animal lovers.  All proceeds from Trooper merchandise go to investigate, heal and prevent animal abuse and are donated to one of the largest animal rescue teams in the United States:  the Humane Society of Missouri's Animal Cruelty Task Force and Disaster Response Team.  Items available for purchase include:  Trooper book and plush toy, Trooper 2014 calendar, and a Team Trooper dog tag necklace.

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  1. What a horrible ordeal. Sure glad he is fixed up and well enough to finally be adopted. What a happy looking boy despite all he went through.

  2. Poor little guy! Very glad that he has mostly recovered since then; he definitely deserves a loving, forever home!

  3. That is way too sad, what sick people there are in the world!

  4. Poor puppy. Hope he finds a good home.


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