While his wounds continue to improve, there was one place under his jaw that was not healing. The good folks at Big Lick Veterinary Services took him back for another surgery, and found this, a bullet fragment.
Wow- for me the story has taken on another level. Trooper has now lost his eye and part of his lip. He also had a broken leg from a puncture wound that will most likely cause him problems in the future.
Trooper did not lose his heart, his dignity, or his will to live.
He has gained a loving family, an outpouring of support from around the country, and a trust in other living creatures, both animals and humans.
Let's add some justice to the above list of positives. The person or people that did this to Trooper are still out there, and the same scenario could and may have happened to other dogs. Enough is enough.
We will get some more information from the Vet and report it to the authorities and media in the community where he was found. The more people that demand some answers, the better response we'll have, and we need some help. Any takers?