An elderly dog is finally free after he spent 15 years chained up to his house in his owner's backyard.

 Bear, of Suffolk County, New York, had to carry his heavy chain, survive harsh winters outside and received little care from his owner.

But he will no longer be tied to his doghouse after a local animal rescue group freed him, as a heartwarming video has shown. His owner, who has neither been named nor charged with animal cruelty, agreed to let him go.

Guardians of Rescue president Robert Misseri said: 'We knew that we had to do something to make a difference in that dog's life.'

Bear was taken straight to the spa for grooming and has been to dog parks and even an indoor pool. Misseri said: 'One phone call from someone in the community set the wheels in motion that have changed Bear's life.

'That's a true success story and why we exist.'

He added: 'Our mission is to help rescue as many animals as we can, but we can’t do it without the help of the community.'


Responses to "Moving moment Bear the dog is freed after spending 15 years chained up outside"

  1. You guys ROCK!! Thankyou for giving bear his freedom I hope he has many safe loving happy years ahead of him x

  2. Morgana says:

    Go baby, run free, find happiness and love

  3. Anonymous says:

    So you more or less took away a persons pet because you thought he was being mistreated, or not being pampered enough.From what I can see Bear doesn't look mistreated or unhealthy, maybe just a little bored. Thats no reason to take a mans dog and say you [rescued] him, thats just simply B.S!

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