See the Heartbreaking Moment an Abused Dog Is Pet for the First Time

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One can only guess at the hardships Priscilla endured, but when she was rescued, it was apparent that she had never known a single kind gesture.  When she was pet for the first time, she screamed.  But now she’s been adopted, and is learning what it means to be loved.

This video is heart-wrenching.  Priscilla was distressed when she was taken into a Romanian shelter, and cowered when anyone came near.  When Monica Mitreanu, her rescuer, tried to pet her, she snapped her head around, terrified at what kind of touch she was going to receive.

But within seconds, she turned around and seemed to be crying out all her years of torment to the woman petting her.  She then settled down after her good, long cry.

“Love makes the miracles after a few days,” the caption in the video reads.  “Her name is Priscilla, and she seems to love the car.”

Though the horrors of her past may never be fully erased, she is learning how to play, be loved, and appreciate life in her new home.