PETITION TARGETS: Boca Raton Police Services, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, State Attorney Prosecutors
UPDATE (6/26/2023): We’re very happy to report that Trooper has found an amazing forever home! You can read the full story here. Unfortunately, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office detective told Lady Freethinker that he has made numerous attempts to contact the person who brought Trooper to the Tri-County Animal Rescue but has not been able to obtain additional information. Investigators from Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control were not familiar with the case because Trooper was brought to a private facility, the detective said, adding that he is still investigating the case and anyone with any additional information should come forward to the police department. Thank you to everyone who signed our petition for this sweet dog, who now has the loving life he deserves! –Lady Freethinker Staff
A sweet dog sick with worms and paralysis was cemented to a sidewalk and “left to die” in Boca Raton, Florida, according to news reports.
Rescuers who discovered the suffering dog found maggots crawling through his fur and said the smell was “unbearable.”
A veterinary analysis diagnosed more than 20 illnesses, including treatable ones such as worms, severe dental disease, ear infections, overgrown nails, and a urinary tract infection. Rescuers concluded the dog was in such poor condition that there was “no way a dog could have ended up like this overnight.”
Now named Trooper, the resilient dog underwent hours of grooming and baths, as well as treatment for fecal and urine burns. Even with a week of top-notch care, Trooper is still too weak for needed surgeries. It’s unclear whether he’ll be able to walk on his own again.
Whoever chronically neglected Trooper’s medical needs and cruelly abandoned him to die needs to be found and held accountable — including never again being allowed to own animals.
Sign our petition urging law enforcement to use all available resources to find the individual(s) who cruelly abandoned Trooper and to forward any applicable animal cruelty charges on to a prosecutor, and for any prosecutor to treat this case with the severity it deserves — including a maximum ban on owning animals for the person(s) responsible.