A week ago, we shared a story about a shelter dog in Romania, who had suffered so much abuse that he was scared of a gentle, loving touch. Luckily, the pooch found a new home in the UK.

According to Kerry Wollacott, an animal rescuer who works to help save dogs in Romania, the puppy, now named Kayne, has recovered: “When he left Breast he weighed 6kg now thanks to lots of love and care he now weighs 9.5kg! Huge thank you to a generous donator who paid most of the travel cost.”

Kayne is no longer afraid of petting – he’s giving humans one more chance!

More info: Facebook (h/t: thedodo)

When the abused dog was petted for the first time, he couldn’t stop howling

Watch the video of him now – he gives humans a second chance