ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — Remember the 5-month-old puppy that was dragged behind a pickup on I-55 for nearly a mile last November?

After months of treatment, including seven surgeries, and time in a foster care program, that dog, Trooper, is ready for a new home.

The Humane Society of Missouri announced Wednesday it is accepting only online applications to adopt Trooper. Apply HERE

The adoption fee is $210 dollars. Ongoing vet fees will be covered but you should live within 30 miles of the Humane Society’s Macklind facility so he can be treated by the society’s vets.

You also will have to answer lifestyle questions and provide information about your home environment. There will be a pre-adoption home visit.

The society told KMOX Trooper will be a good fit for someone who, “understands how to lovingly manage intelligent strong dogs and has time to further train him and provide exorcise.”

You have until November 17th to apply.

Trooper’s former owner, Benetta Johnson of East St. Louis, Ill., was sentenced to probation and community service after being found guilty in April of misdemeanor animal abuse.

Authorities say when she tried to return the dog to her ex-husband, her son tied the puppy to a trailer hitch. Johnson’s ex-husband didn’t see the dog and drove down the interstate.

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