A pitbull puppy dragged behind a truck for more than a mile survived, thanks to a team of veterinarians who performed life-saving emergency surgery on the five-month-old dog.
The pitbull puppy, named Trooper for his will to survive, was dragged by a truck along a Missouri interstate on November 21, reports Fox News. Missouri Humane Society spokeswoman Jean Jay stated of Trooper:
“It’s shocking when an animal is abused to this extent. We are following up on some leads and tips we’ve received in cooperation with law enforcement. The dog is well for what he’s been through. He is remarkably calm and friendly.”
St Louis police discovered Trooper when they responded to reports that an animal was severely injured after it was tethered to the back of a truck and dragged along Missouri’s Highway 55. Authorities arrived at the scene to see the driver distraught, saying that he had no idea how the animal became tied to the back of his vehicle.
The Missouri Humane Society continues to give updates on the pitbull puppy dragged behind a truck, notes The Daily Mail. The latest update was on Wednesday and read:
“Trooper is eating and drinking normally and he is walking on his own several times a day. Although his right front leg was severely injured, we see some improvement that gives us hope we may be able to save it.”
There has been an overwhelming interest in people wanting to adopt Trooper, but the humane society has cautioned that it will be a long time before anyone can adopt the pitbull puppy, because of the extend of his injuries. In the meantime, well-wishers will have to settle for sending cards, flowers, and donations to Trooper.
There is a reward being offered for any information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for tying the puppy up to the vehicle. Would you want to adopt the pitbull puppy who was dragged by a truck?