Meet this dog, whose name is Marley – his life had gotten off to a rough start, but he eventually overcame it all. For more than five years, Marley the dog had been cruelly chained up in a backyard for no reason, without proper sources of food and water. His owner was even physically abusive towards poor Marley, smacking him on the head for getting ‘too excited’ every now and then. Plus, the only word Marley understood was ‘no’. Marley didn’t even recognize his own name, as he had never been called so. PETA had been watching over the abused dog over the years, making routine visits to make sure that Marley stays fed. They would also play with him and pet him, to let him know what human affection feels like. After years went by, Marley’s owner was finally convinced to turn him over to the PETA. However, Marley’s life was only beginning. He was no longer bound to metal chains. He was also no longer punished for having fun, barking or running around like a dog should. After putting on some healthy weight, the PETA placed Marley up for adoption – which met with great success!