The images are hard to watch, but they’re nothing compared to the haunting and heartbreaking cries of this abused dog when a rescuer tries to pet him for the first time.
It’s hard to imagine the horrific treatment this abused dog must have suffered for him to feel this terrified of a human hand.
The dog in the video below was abused so much that when a kind-hearted woman Monica Mitreanu tried to calm the poor soul by petting him. He was so petrified, that a gentle; loving touch seemed like a threat to him.
This happened in Breasta animal shelter in Craiova, Romania. Craiova is known as “The European Capital of Canine Cruelty” for the brutal handling of shelter animals.
Fortunately, the video that broke hearts around the world has a happy ending. The pooch learned to trust humans again, and has recently found himself a home in the UK.
Just a few days after that first encounter; this pup is ready to receive the hugs and kisses he deserves for the rest of his life.
He just found a forever home, and the way he plays with his new family at the end of the video shows you how dogs have an infinite capacity for love and forgiveness.