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Trooper recovering, not well enough for adoption yet

Trooper, the dog rescued by the Nebraska State Patrol after he was stabbed 15 times, is recovering with the McCook Humane Society.  Lorie Prestes says, "Trooper is out and about more and more each day! We sometimes have to limit him so he doesn't reopen/reinjure some of the injuries. He's playing and acting more and more like a pup daily. He loves his toys, as long as he can keep an eye on at least one of us, and he follows us around. " (SOURCE: MGN/KNOP-TV)
Trooper, the dog rescued by the Nebraska State Patrol after he was stabbed 15 times, is recovering with the McCook Humane Society. Lorie Prestes says, "Trooper is out and about more and more each day! We sometimes have to limit him so he doesn't reopen/reinjure some of the injuries. He's playing and acting more and more like a pup daily. He loves his toys, as long as he can keep an eye on at least one of us, and he follows us around. " (SOURCE: MGN/KNOP-TV)(KNOP)
Published: Mar. 2, 2020 at 3:27 PM CST
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Lorie Prestes with the McCook Humane Society says this is Trooper, named after the Nebraska State Patrol Troopers who rescued him. Prestes says he's a real trooper and is recovering. They are keeping him as quiet as possible so he doesn't rip open his wounds.

Officials say Trooper was stabbed by a man 15 times in February. Prestes says Dr. Wayne and the staff at Red Willow Animal Clinic did an amazing job with the surgery.

No one claimed Trooper as their pet so once he is healed, neutered, microchipped and vaccinated, he will become available for adoption. Prestes says Trooper is a loving and trusting pooch and shows no distrust of humans.

Prestes says they are overwhelmed by all the people who want to adopt him. They are keeping all messages and applications on file. They will thoroughly vet all applications before Trooper is adopted.

The man accused of stabbing Trooper is facing charges.

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