A puppy who was once terrified of being touched is now learning to love the feel of a caring hand.
The young dog, named Kayne, has captivated social media users around the world after Monica Mitreanu shared video of him at an animal shelter in Romania last November. So extreme was the untold abuse he suffered prior to being rescued that he literally screamed out in terror at the notion of being petted.
The distressing clip has since been viewed millions of times online, making Kayne an unwitting icon for the horrors of animal abuse. But his story doesn't end there.