Dog dragged behind a truck now available for adoption

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– The dog who survived being dragged behind a pickup truck for nearly a mile down Interstate 55 last year is now available for adoption.

The Humane Society of Missouri says Trooper is best suited to a home without other animals and with older children. He will be a good fit for an adopter who understands how to lovingly manage intelligent, strong dogs and has time to spend further training him and providing appropriate exercise. A secure outside area is also a necessity.

Trooper also will need ongoing medical care. His new family should live approximately 30 miles from the Humane Society of Missouri’s facility on Macklind so that he can continue to be treated by HSMO vets.  The Humane Society of Missouri will cover ongoing vet fees for Trooper at its Animal Medical Center of Mid-America. Trooper’s adoption fee is $210.

All candidates will be reviewed by HSMO. Finalists will be further interviewed via phone and in-person, and a home visit will be conducted.

Applications will be accepted now through midnight, Sunday Nov. 17, 2013.

Applicants selected to continue the process will be contacted by a Humane Society of Missouri Adoption Center representative the first week of December.

Applications can be obtained on the Humane Society of Missouri’s website at:

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