A St. Louis area man named Greg is taking Trooper home for Christmas.
After months of treatment, including seven surgeries, and time in a foster care program, that dog, Trooper, is ready for a new home.
41-year-old Benetta Johnson was sentenced to two years of probation and 150 hours of community service.
41-year-old Benetta Johnson of East St. Louis has waived a jury trial so her case will be heard by St. Louis Circuit Judge Theresa Counts Burke.
41-year-old Benetta Johnson of East St. Louis is charged with misdemeanor animal abuse.