This beautiful boy is Trooper. He’s a pit bull mix that we found seven years ago when he was two years old, hurt, and homeless. It had been a few years since we had a dog and my husband really wanted one. I suggested going over to the shelter in the closest town, but he didn’t want to. There always seemed to be a stray or two in the area needing a home and he was hoping that just the right one would come our way.
One Saturday morning I had to go into town and when I went outside, there was a dog in the garage. He didn’t have a collar on and he was obviously hungry and thirsty. I got him some food and water and hoped that he would still be there when I got back from town. He wasn’t, but he returned two days later and was obviously in distress. I loaded him in the car and drove 15 miles to the closest vet. The vet found that Trooper had an abscess caused by a pellet gun wound. I don’t know how anyone could have abandoned or shot this wonderful dog. He’s always happy and he loves everyone. My husband likes to go horseback riding in the woods and running along beside the horse is one of Trooper’s greatest joys. He is the best dog we have ever had.
Courtesy of The Animal Rescue Site
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