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Trooper, the DC dumpster dog, nears adoption

Trooper, the pit bull found bleeding, duct taped in a bag and left for dead in a Washington D.C. dumpster in August, continues to recuperate and will soon be available for adoption.

“She’s nearing the completion of her rehabilitation and we anticipate she’ll be entering an adoption program real soon,” Scott Giacoppo of the Washington Humane Society told the Washington City Paper.

A resident of an apartment building in southeast Washington was throwing her trash into a dumpster when she found the dog, sticking her head out of a bag. The Washington Humane Society took the dog to Friendship Hospital for Animals, where she was treated.

Investigators believe Trooper was used as a “bait” animal by dogfighters.

After surgeries and treatment, Trooper left the hospital in October (when the report above appeared), for months of therapy at a facility that specializes in the emotional rehabilitation of abused animals.

The Washington Humane Society is still offering a $1500 reward for anyone who has information leading to an arrest in the case.


Comment from bluhawkk
Time January 6, 2010 at 10:24 am

Trooper, wishing you a long and happy life.

Comment from Cindy
Time January 26, 2011 at 3:53 pm

I’m surprised she hasn’t been adopted yet. Please someone give this poor girl a wonderful home like she deserves.

Comment from DB
Time July 21, 2011 at 9:47 am

Cindy, she hasn’t been put up for adoption because of the emotional/psychological problems she had. She’s been in rehab and is close to being put up for adoption.

I’m sure she’ll be adopted quickly once she is put up for adoption.

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