DILLSBURG, PA. — An 11-year-old girl turned down birthday gifts this year to help raise money for the recovery of a puppy in poor condition.
Libre was rescued from a Lancaster County farm earlier this month.
He was found in poor condition, hairless due to a severe case of mange and barely able to walk.
While he recovers at the Dillsburg Veterinary Center, Liberty Miller took it upon herself to donate to his recovery fund.
She used the money she received for her birthday and donated it to the center to help with Libre’s extensive treatment.
Dr. Ivan Pryor has been helping Libre and was overwhelmed by the more than $250 donated by someone so young.
“I didn’t know Liberty before this, but I’m just really proud of her,” Dr. Pryor said.
Libre is now holding his head up and eating, while still getting treatments around the clock.
“I feel happy. Very, very, very happy. He needed a lot of help and I knew it would help him a lot,” Liberty said.
After an investigation into the breeder who surrendered the puppy, the Lancaster County SPCA announced it would not be pressing charges.
Hundreds protested that decision Sunday, July 17, outside of the Lancaster County SPCA. The angry community members are also calling for the shelter’s executive director Susan Martin to resign.
Donations to Libre’s medical account can be made by calling the Dillsburg Veterinary Center’s office at (717) 432-7031. You can also send toys and blankets for Libre to the Dillsburg Veterinary Center at 8 Tristan Drive, Suite 1, Dillsburg, PA 17019.