According to The York Dispatch, the little guy was saved by a delivery truck driver who spotted him several times at a dog-breeding farm in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The driver was so concerned for his well-being, he convinced the owners to let him take the dog on July 4 to get medical attention.
"He was emaciated, dehydrated and limp," Guido told BarkPost. "I have never in my life seen a dog this close to death. He was literally clinging to life the first time I laid eyes on him."
With the around-the-clock help of the staff at Dillsburg Veterinary Center, Libre started to make small steps towards recovery every day.
Two months later, Libre is unrecognizable and has found his forever home with Guido.
Little Libre has even inspired a movement to change Pennsylvania's animal cruelty laws. Senator Richard Alloway is sponsoring Libre's Law, which will better define animal neglect and create stiffer penalties for offenders.
A petition supporting the legislation has over 8,000 signatures online so far.
Libre may have had a rough start to life, but his incredible story may help ensure other dogs like him get the justice they deserve.
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When you're in denial about what day it is 😧
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October 10th is Taiiku no hi, or Health-Sports Day, a national holiday. It was designated in 1966 to commemorate the opening day of the Tokyo Olympics held in 1964. According to meteorological data, this day is usually sunny every year, so it's when many people choose to hold athletic events.
From the year 2000, the government changed this holiday to the second Monday of October so that people can have a long weekend.
a muddy monday trek!
Happy Monday everyone! #milomeetsworld
Raise your paw if you think Mondays should become a second Sunday.
Still looking for a raincoat that will protect his turkey legs. #TheSearchContinues #CorgiProblems
Oouf. Good grief man. Good grief.
I think I make a perfect turtle because of my shape and also how fast I move. What do you think? #petsmartmanny
Make sure to enter @PetSmart 's #Halloween costume contest by posting to #MonsterCute on Twitter or Instagram. I will also personally be giving out a costume each week to one winner if you use #PetSmartManny .TWO ways to win!!!
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