Sat. Dec 2nd, 2023

Katana wagged her tail, scuttling tentatively across a Pittsburgh parking lot beside her owner on a warm Thursday in October.

The 4-month-old caramel pit bull mix and her human companion Terrue Scoggins were greeted by a team of health care workers standing around outside a pair of mobile clinics. Scoggins, 41, and Katana were two of the only patients for the day in the lot for Highmark Stadium, the home of the professional soccer’s Riverhounds. The glittering Pittsburgh skyline rose above in the background, across the Monongahela River.

Scoggins wore camouflage pants and hauled a large backpack. He works part-time in a Pittsburgh bakery and was worried about the cost of getting Katana her routine shots, a particular concern because she had recently had worms. Another puppy he’d had died a couple of days earlier from worms, he said. 


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