Miraculous Rescue of a Tortured Pit Bull Puppy

This adorable little puppy is named Trooper. He is a 5 month old pit bull and he has endured torture most animals and humans wouldn't be able to survive. He was treated cruelly by an owner that hasn't been able to be found. The abuse he was put through nearly killed him! Trooper was tied to the back of a truck and then dragged down Highway 55 in Missouri over a mile.


Trooper needed medical attention - and fast.

Doctors and nurses were especially careful with fragile Trooper, making sure to keep him warm and comfortable in between his countless surgeries.

The Humane Society of Missouri and the St. Louis City Police were notified when people saw a puppy being brutally dragged down the highway. Once on the scene, Humane Society workers found the puppy in desperate need of help and also a very upset truck driver. He didn't know how the dog ended up being tied to his vehicle and he stopped driving as soon as other drivers alerted him that something was wrong.