Alfie was an excited Golden Retriever puppy with dreamy eyes when he was first brought into his home. But his owners never really warmed up to the sweet boy. They often lost their patience and punished Alfie repeatedly for completely normal “puppy mistakes”.
Within days, Alfie ended up chained in the backyard with his owners claiming that it was where he belonged. They stopped touching him, loving him and refused to give him proper meals. The puppy would scratch at the door and beg to be let in, but the owners didn’t care.
Months turned to years and Alfie became an adult without ever knowing love. He was awfully lonely and would cry and whine to get his owners’ attention, but the heartless monsters only got annoyed further. Soon, the owners began taping his muzzle to shut him up.
One day, a neighbor noticed a chained Alfie lying in his backyard in mounds of feces, with a depressed and lethargic look on his face. Over the next few weeks, the neighbor made the connection and realized that Alfie was being terribly abused and neglected by his owners.
The neighbor reached out to the owners and even contacted several rescue groups, but Alfie’s situation remained unchanged. To make things worse, the dog’s owners started beating up the poor creature every day. As witnessing the animal cruelty became a torture for the neighbor, he decided to make a bold intervention himself.
At nightfall, the neighbor hopped over the shared fence and crept into the backyard to “steal” Alfie from his family! The owners were mad when they found their dog gone, but they didn’t dare to complain as they knew they were the guilty ones!
Alfie ended up being adopted by the neighbor and his family, but his nightmare was not over yet. For months, the dog remained traumatized and skittish, so his new family patiently let him have him space and made him feel loved and safe at all times.
It was a moment of pure miracle when Alfie finally crawled out of his shell and embraced his new humans and doggie siblings. He was no longer a damaged dog, but a survivor who was ready to live the most extraordinary life! As for his previous owners, we hope justice comes knocking at their doors soon enough.
Click the video below to watch Alfie’s heartbreaking life of abuse and how he finally found love!