The puppy that barely survived on the breeder’s farm needed a miracle to survive and he got it.

A Boston Terrier puppy struggling for life a few months ago has miraculously recovered and is inspiring real change in the state where it was rescued.

Libre was found on a farm in Lancaster, Pennsylvania almost devoid of life. The pup was emaciated, sᴇᴠᴇʀᴇʟʏ sᴄᴀʙɪᴇs and severely infected when Janine Guido, founder of Speranza Animal Rescue, came to his rescue after she had been sent a photo from a concerned citizen.

Guido immediately took Libre to see Dr. Ivan Pryor at the Dillsburg Veterinary Center to see if he could be saved.

The poor puppy is in a predicament. Maggots were pulled from the folds of Libre’s skin and he was treated for dehydration and sepsis that kept him on the brink of ᴅᴇᴀᴛʜ.

For several weeks, Libre’s health was “touch and go” and his rescuers were in their seats, hoping he would make it through. But every time it looked like they were about to lose him, Dr. Pryor tried to pull him back.

A month later, Guido was overjoyed to be able to bring Libre home.

Slowly but surely Libre started to feel better. And a month after Libre was rescued, the ranch owner was charged with animal abuse according to Fox 43. The farmer was also willing to hand over the ailing puppy’s mother.

Immediately after bringing Libre home, Guido officially adopted it. He now lives with her and her seven dogs as part of her family. And in November, Guido proudly showed off Libre’s latest achievement. Not only is Libre healthy and strong, he’s also a recent graduate of his obedience class!

Because a 4-month-old Boston Terrier was found alive in July it brought all of us animal lovers closer together.

The voice of Libre RED is heard not only in Pennsylvania, not only in the United States, but around the world. I truly believe that everything happens for a reason. That’s what I live by. And there’s a reason our bug-eyed miracle didn’t just come into my life – it’s ALL of our lives.


It’s amazing to see the light coming out of the darkness and the survival of one puppy inspiring change for the good of all dogs!

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