A Boston terrier puppy who was clinging to life a few months ago has made a miraculous recovery and is inspiring real change in the state where he was rescued.

Boston terrier puppy, Libre, was found on on a farm in Lancaster, Pennsylvania barely clinging to life in July 2016. The little puppy was emaciated, suffering from severe mange and a host of serious infections when Janine Guido, the founder of Speranza Animal Rescue, came to save him after she had been sent a photo from a concerned citizen.

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

The poor puppy was in dire straits. Maggots were pulled from Libre’s skin folds and he was treated for dehydration and blood infections that kept him teetering on the edge of death.


For several weeks, Libre’s health was “touch and go” and his rescuers were on the edge of their seats, hoping he would pull through.

But every time it looked like they were about to lose him, Dr. Pryor managed to pull him back.