Dog left for dead in Farmington makes big progress in recovery - KMOV.com

Dog left for dead in Farmington makes big progress in recovery

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Trooper was beaten, shot and left for dead in a ditch in Farmington (Credit: KMOV) Trooper was beaten, shot and left for dead in a ditch in Farmington (Credit: KMOV)
FARMINGTON (KMOV.com) -

Trooper is making a big improvement in his road to recovery after being left for dead in Farmington a few weeks ago.

In a video posted to the Facebook page, Team Trooper, caregivers show how Trooper has small movement in both his hind legs and can wag his tail again. Originally, the animal rescuers said Trooper would be permanently paralyzed. Now, they say there’s more than 5 percent chance he will walk again, which is still small, but better than expected. 

Friday night the Urban Chestnut Brewing Company in Midtown, 3229 Washington Ave., is donating a percentage of their proceeds to the recovery efforts for Trooper. If you cannot make it, you can always donate directly to Missouri K9 Friends or the crowdfunding site set up for Trooper.

Jason Hampton has been charged with animal abuse after confessing to Missouri K-9 friends and law enforcement that he shot the dog, beat it with a hammer and left it to die. Animal rescuers believe Trooper had been left alone for weeks near some brush in Farmington. People who drove by saw the dog slightly lift its head which prompted calls to animal advocacy groups. 

T-shirts for humans and dogs are also being sold to raise money for Trooper’s recovery.

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