Owner Chains Dog In Hot Sun, When The Dog Cried He Got Beat Up & His Mouth Taped

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”.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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10 of the Smartest Dogs in the World:


A friend of mine has a beautiful Dalmatian. Friendly, energetic and lovable, she was a perfect family pet… but she wasn’t the smartest pooch on the planet. See, she knew how to go through the pet door out into the garden, but she had no clue how to get back inside. It never occurred to her that the flap could swing both ways. So she would sit outside and howl until my friend would open the door.

Repeated demonstrations of the dual movement of the flap had no effect; it just did not compute. The dog breeds on this list, however, probably don’t have that problem. They’re widely considered to be among the cleverest canines in the world. Take a look and see if you agree.

1. German Shepherd

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No surprise here. German Shepherds are the world’s best police dogs, military dogs, and some have even been movie stars (remember Rin Tin Tin?). Brave, loyal, smart and strong, they’re the total package.

2. Beagle

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Also on the list of the best family-friendly dogs in the world, the Beagle has an incredible nose that lets them sniff out just about anything. Born detectives, they’re not the most trainable pets, but they are smart. And hey, nobody ever accused Snoopy of being dumb.

3. Golden Retriever

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A popular choice for assistance dogs for their easy temperament, natural intelligence and loyalty, Golden Retrievers are natural guides and also serve as great rescue dogs. Active and fun to be around, they’re wonderful family pets.

4. Border Collie

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Border Collies are considered by many to be the geniuses of the dog world. Expert herders, laser-focused (they’re known for their intense stare), and incredibly agile to boot, they’re workaholics and excellent athletes. Just don’t expect to keep one cooped up in an apartment.

5. Poodle


Did you know poodles were originally hunting dogs? They respond very well to training and are quick to learn tricks. So don’t let the fluffy looks and styled mane fool you! These dogs are among the smart canines around. Plus, they’re among the best dogs in the world for those who suffer allergies.

6. Belgian Malinois


A terrific military dog, the Malinois is a natural herder, tracker and worker. Smart, trainable and protective, these dogs require an owner who knows what he or she is doing. In addition to the military, Malinois are often recruited as guard dogs and police dogs as well.

7. Papillon

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Named for their butterfly-shaped ears, papillons are small, cute and pretty smart. They’re considered the smartest of the toy dog breed, with intelligence levels comparable to the über-smart border collie. They’re alert and focused pets, and loyal and lovable: an ideal friend for he family.

8. Doberman


Sadly, Dobermans are known more for their ferocity than their smarts, but these are considered among the most intelligent dogs in the world, as well as one of the most effective guard dogs around. They’re outstanding students known to be affectionate and obedient.

9. Bloodhound

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Don’t let the wrinkles and dopey expression fool you! Bloodhounds have the keenest of noses, and are often used for trailing (so much so that their evidence can be used in court against you!). These are loving but strong-willed dogs, and are often used on search and rescue missions.

10. Australian Cattle Dog

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You need a smart, determined and energetic dog to control unruly cows. And that’s just what the Australian Cattle Dog, or ACD, does. They’re intelligent enough to herd these much larger creatures, and while they need their independence and wide open spaces, they’re eager workers who know how to get the job done.

Did we miss your brainy dog on this list? If so, write in and let us know about it!

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