Abused "Trooper" to Leave the Hospital
Abused pit bull survives cruel & brutal treatment
"Trooper" the dog has made a full physical recovery. Now the emotional healing begins.
A 2-year-old pit bull called Trooper has certainly lived up to that name.
She was left for dead inside a southeast D.C. Dumpster in August. She had been duct-taped into a garbage bag, but a neighbor found her after Trooper chewed her way through the plastic to poke her head out.
It was a gruesome sight -- Trooper had serious gashes all over her face as the result of a suspected dogfighting attack.
After weeks filled of surgery and medication, Trooper has made a full physical recovery. Animal hospital staff said she enjoys walks and treats, like most of her other well-adjusted, four-legged pals.
But now the emotional and psychological healing process must continue. Trooper will be placed in a rehab facility that helps bring abused dogs back to a friendly and stable temperament.
After that, the hope is for Trooper to find a loving adoptive home. In the meantime, there's a $5,000 reward out for information that can lead to those responsible for leaving Trooper in that Dumpster.