Dog abuse suspect faces judge in Waterbury on Tuesday

Autumn (WFSB)

A dog was rescued after being starved and repeatedly beaten in Waterbury.

The pit bill mix, known as Autumn, is now being nursed back to health.

Eyewitness News was told a woman was sick of her fiancé allegedly beating their dog, that she took matters into her own hands and brought the dog to safety.

She was beaten so badly, when she was rescued on Saturday she couldn’t walk.

"I could not understand why anyone would want to be that violent to anyone,” said Montana Cateni, president of Pack Leaders Dog Rescue of Connecticut. "The amount of abuse that this poor puppy has taken is immense and it's over and over and over."

Cateni is one of the many volunteers who helped save the dog.

In just a matter of days, Autumn has made great strides toward a full recover, and now she enjoys snuggle, giving kisses, and going for walks.

"She’s the poster child for loving to live. She's the poster child of forgiveness,” Cateni said.

While the 1-year-old may have been beaten, Autumn is not broken. A sweet girl with a resilient heart, now given a second chance to live the life she's always deserved.

"We're going to get her perfect and then once we're completely done we're going to find the best thing possible, which is a loving home that she'll be there forever and she'll never have to live this type of trauma again,” Cateni said.

If you’re interested in helping Autumn, click here.

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