A puppy, subjected to neglect and extreme cruelty, is recuperating from her injuries with one of the first people who ever knew of the trauma she endured. Someone cut off the front paws of the pit bull puppy, dubbed “Liberty,” in June. Christi Fauver was working as a dispatcher for the Montgomery County Animal Control in Texas when the call about Liberty came in.
An animal control officer sent photos of the wounded pup to Fauver, who was so moved by the images that she was compelled to take action. She told the Houston Chronicle:
I got in contact with Texas Animal Society and said I had to foster her. It wasn’t necessarily that I took the call, but when I saw her and looked into her eyes, I knew I had to be the one to take care of her. I’ve been doing this for 10 years, and there was something about the look on her face of help.
“I felt like I needed to be the one to take her home, nurture her and let her know what love is and what it’s like to be loved.”
Liberty is gaining weight and recuperating from her injuries, but it is still too painful for her to get around on her own. Fortunately, her foster mom is willing and able to carry the pup “everywhere she goes.”
Our sweet Liberty had lunch out at a local restaurant yesterday 🙂 She saw some of her friends, and made some new ones too! She is so special and is doing much better than we could have hoped for.
On September 11, the group posted:
Because you can never have too many photos of #LibertyBlooms, we have a couple of more to make you smile. 😊 Liberty is truly beautiful, inside and out!! Thanks to the wonderful photographer, RobinArouty.com, for these gorgeous photos!!
Liberty is still working on her rehabilitation in preparation for her prosthetics, and donations are welcomed to help her on her journey.
Nobody knows who inflicted such cruelty upon this beautiful dog, but the search for her abuser continues. A reward of up to $6,000 is offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible for Liberty’s injuries. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office at 936-760-5800 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-392-STOP (7867).
Donations to assist the rescue group with Liberty’s ongoing veterinary expenses can be made at this link.