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Beagles separated by tragedy unite in emotional reunion

BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Trooper and Adam, the beagles who State Police say were found by a truck driver who said he saw them being thrown from an SUV, were reunited on Friday.

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“They’ve been apart a little bit,” said Broome County Human Society Executive Director, Karen Matson. “They’ll have to get used to each other.”

Trooper was found with the worst injuries on December 12, leading to his front right leg having to be amputated.

“He has to be restricted in terms of his activity,” explained Matson. “Quick trips outside for the bathroom and then back to a crate to a smaller room where he can continue to focus on the healing process.”

The adult beagle also had bruised lungs and broken ribs, but Matson says now, “everything’s fine.” His front left leg does have a cast on it. It protects rods in the leg which Matson says has a hairline fracture.

“We’re hoping that he continues on this positive road to recovery,” said Matson who helped pick up Trooper from Colonial Animal Hospital in Ithaca on Friday, where he had his surgery.

Adam, the younger beagle has been at the Broome County Humane Society since being rescued. The two dogs cried and touched noses when they were united. It was the first time they saw each other since the incident.

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Trooper, named after the New York State Trooper who answered the call, is in a foster home to continue recovering. Adam remains at the humane society. Both dogs are very energetic and progressing well, but are not up for adoption yet.

Adam was named after the driver who found both dogs. Plans to adopt him did not go through due to conflict with another dog that he owns.

“Trooper and Adam will be adopted out together we have made that commitment to the dogs and to a lot of people in our community and we’re going to stand by that,” said Matson who said she has received a lot of applications, and asks for patience in the process. “It’s going to be great that they can continue the rest of their lives together.”

Trooper not only returned to his best friend, but a basket of donated toys and treats under the Christmas tree at the Broome County Humane Society, which read “GIFTS FOR TROOPER #HESATROOPER.”

Staff said donations have been pouring in from all of the world, in support of the two dogs. You can donate to Trooper, Adam and the dozens of other animals here.

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