Puppy neglected by breeder makes astonishing recovery

Dog riddled with infections looks like a different animal

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A puppy found in a terrible state on a farm in Pennsylvania has made a dramatic recovery in just two months.

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Four-month-old Libre was found badly emaciated, completely covered in mange and suffering with several bacterial infections. He was so ill that he couldn't even lift his head or eat without assistance.

Luckily, Speranza Animal Rescue took the Boston terrier puppy in and gave him the medical treatment he desperately needed. Libre now suffers permanent damage to both eyes, but looks completely unrecognisable after just eight weeks.

According to the authorities, the breeder responsible pleaded guilty to one count of cruelty against animals. While he was fined, he won't serve jail time - something which has outraged many people in the local community.

Some are now campaigning for new legislation - called Libre's Law - which will make animal cruelty crimes in Pennsylvania a felony.

Despite a rough start in life, Libre is now loved and cared for - but not all dogs are so lucky.