Liberty Miller was about to celebrate her 11th birthday when she caught wind of Libre’s story. The Boston Terrier, who was only a puppy then, was discovered in a devastating condition at a Lancaster County Farm. He was hairless, covered in mange, and was too weak to walk.
Libre’s rescuers turned him over to the Dillsburg Veterinary Center, where he was given immediate medical intervention. The volunteers and the doctors ran some tests to have a clear understanding of the puppy’s health situation. They also fed him and gave him water to somehow give him strength.
Donations over birthday presents
Miller was in shock when she learned about Libre’s condition. In an attempt to help save the dying pup, she asked everyone not to give her presents for her birthday that year. Instead, she requested that they help her raise funds for Libre’s medicine and vet bills.
People were quick to respond to Liberty’s call. She managed to raise $250, all of which she turned over to the Dillsburg Veterinary Clinic. Dr. Ivan Pryor, Libre’s veterinarian, was surprised when he learned about what Liberty did. She thanked the then 11-year-old and assured her that he would do everything to save Libre’s life.
Slow and steady
LIbre’s journey to recovery was so slow that the volunteers found themselves doubting if he would ever survive. When they noticed the puppy fighting for his life, they decided to fight with him. Before they knew it, Libre was slowly going back to doing things a puppy would do.
As of writing, Libre’s staying with the kind-hearted souls at Speranza Animal Rescue. He’s a lot happier now – a far cry from the miserable, weak puppy that was left for dead by his previous owner. To witness Libre’s beautiful journey, watch the video below:
When Libre was first rescued, our neighbors at Viscul Creative contacted us to document his journey. This video isn't just about Libre's rescue and progress, but about Speranza Animal Rescue and Janine's heart for what she does. Please watch and share!
Posted by Dillsburg Veterinary Center on Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Credits to Dillsburg Veterinary Center