Emmerdale: Viewers were heartbroken as Alfie the dog was put down [ITV]
The pooch sadly died after he suddenly collapsed in shock scenes.
Following a Dingle meeting, Zak and Lisa Dingle was left stunned after discovering Alfie in a bad way.
And after rushing him to the vets, Paddy confirmed that the pooch was suffering from liver cancer.
The family made the heartbreaking decision to put Alfie down, with family friend Paddy putting the pet out of his misery.
Emmerdale: Zak Dingle stayed with Alfie as Paddy Kirk put him down [ITV]
Emmerdale: Vet Paddy Kirk put Alfie down in emotional scenes [ITV]
As a tearful Zak said goodbye to his old friend, Emmerdale viewers were left devastated by the sad death.
Taking to Twitter, several shared their upset at having to say goodbye to the character.
“#emmerdale right now, anyone who has had to put a dog to sleep knows how hard and painful it is!!,” commented one viewer.
While another wrote: “Actually can’t cope with #emmerdale tonight #Alfie.”
Emmerdale: Lisa and Zak Dingle were left devastated at dog Alfie’s death [ITV]
One fan couldn’t even watch the scenes, tweeting: “Refusing to watch #emmerdale tonight because I know poor Alfie Dingle the dog is saying his last goodbyes. was the same when Schmiechel died in #corrie … Cant deal with watching stuff like that!! Off to a happier place I go…”
“Tears blinding me at #Emmerdale. I can deal with human illnesses/deaths on tv shows but I draw the line at animals,” said a fourth.
With another adding: “Aww. My eyes are leaking. #Alfie #Emmerdale.”
The Dingle’s then decided to say a proper goodbye to the pooch, holding a family funeral for him.
Emmerdale: The Dingle family were united in their grief [ITV]
However, the service was soon disrupted by councillor Morris who arrived to discuss plans to the development.
But things soon turned violent as a grieving Lisa lashed out at him over his sensitivity.