A young pup was surrendered to the Lancaster SPCA on July 4th in such horrible condition that volunteers from Speranza Animal Rescue were shocked and heartbroken. When they first saw him, they werenâ€™t even sure he would make it through the night.
He was too weak to move and his skin was so horribly infected that it smelled as if it was rotting away as he was one big open wound. Janine Guido, the director of Speranza Animal Rescue couldnâ€™t believe his condition.Â She took Libre, which means free in Spanish, to the Dillsburg Veterinary Center and they promised to do everything they could to help him.
Libre refused to give up too, but the longer he held on, the more problems the vet found.Â Libre needed very strong antibiotics, and had maggots living under his skin. Regardless of his abuse, he loved people and was very sweet. A lot of people donated to his care and after days of work, he finally stood.
Libreâ€™s eyes had corneal ulcers, but they began to light up with hope. He was recovering little by little everyday as Guido fight the SPCA to press charges on his former owner.Â Life was unfair to Libre, but now itâ€™s better.
Guido promised him she would take him home if he made it, and she did. He is now a very happy, healthy, and very spoiled dog who got to experience his first snow with his new partner in life. If you want to help the Speranza Animal Rescue save more animals, you can donate here.
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