The Boston terrier puppy's journey began on July 4, when he was found emaciated and clinging to life in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He lived on a farm where he was under the "care" of a breeder.
Libre's previous owner gave him up, and he was taken to the Speranza Animal Rescue. The rescue's founder, Janine Guido, immediately took him to the Dillsburg Veterinary Center to start his journey to recovery. Guido believed in the young puppy and stuck with her decision to support Libre, whose name means "free," rather than euthanize him.