Pa. animal rescue: Neglected puppy was emaciated, dehydrated

DILLSBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A Cumberland County animal rescue group says a 7-week-old puppy was found emaciated, dehydrated, and covered in sores.

Janine Guido, founder and president of Speranza Animal Rescue, said a produce driver found the puppy on a farm south of Lancaster on Monday turned it over to a former humane officer.

The puppy was then turned over to Speranza. In a post on its Facebook page, the animal rescue group said the puppy tested positive for mange, has severe skin infections, and maggots were found in his sores.

It was not immediately clear if anyone is facing animal cruelty charges.

The puppy, named Libre, was transferred to the Dillsburg Veterinary Center on Tuesday morning. According to posts on its Facebook page, the staff is treating his wounds and infection with strong antibiotics, IV fluids, pain medication and therapy laser. He is eating wet food but remains in critical condition.

Donations are being accepted for the puppy’s medical care. Donors may call Dillsburg Veterinary Center at 717-432-7031 or visit Speranza Animal Rescue’s website

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