PLAINVILLE, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A pooch named Truman is getting the prince treatment in Plainville after his previous owners had chained him outside, nearly starving him to death in Alabama. Animal rescue officials at Paws of Alabama nursed the dog back to reasonable health, where he was for two years up for adoption. Veterinarians said that Truman was likely within a couple hours of reaching death when animal rescue arrived.
Plainville Police Officer Wayne Cohen saw Truman's story online and resolved to bring him into his family. Cohen said he adopted the dog, and since then has given him all the love he could ask for.
"He just needed a break, somebody to show him some love and needed a good home, and I knew that we could provide that for him," Cohen said.
Nowadays Cohen said that the grey and white pit bull loves to play tug-o-war, gets plenty of nutrition, and whines in excitement for when it's time for a walk. Truman also gets to sleep with his owner Cohen and his daughter in their beds.
Kim Tunnicliffe (@KimWBZ) reports.