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Elderly Dog Abandoned In Street After 10 Years Along With Heartbreaking Note

Elderly Dog Abandoned In Street After 10 Years Along With Heartbreaking Note

An elderly dog has been found abandoned outside a kennels this week, along with a handwritten note from his owner.

The beautiful black Labrador was chained to the railings of Jasmil Kennels in Upchurch, Kent, with a note explaining his owner could not look after him anymore.

The dog was found tied to the railings (Credit: Swale Borough Council/Facebook)
The dog was found tied to the railings (Credit: Swale Borough Council/Facebook)

Images of the beautiful pooch, along with the note, have been shared on the Swale Borough Council Facebook page.

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"This elderly black Labrador was found tied up to railings at Jasmil Kennels this morning," the post read.

"We would very much like to speak to the owner to establish why the dog was the dog has been abandoned. No chip.

"If you recognise him and can be of any assistance, please contact the council in confidence or message this page. He will now be taken into our care."

The dog was found with a heartbreaking note (Credit: Swale Borough Council/Facebook)
The dog was found with a heartbreaking note (Credit: Swale Borough Council/Facebook)
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Swale Borough Council also shared the handwritten note, with the owner explaining that after 10 years "he still hadn't learnt how to be good".

"Hello, please can you take me in," it read.

"My owner has abandoned me after 10 years because I still haven't learnt how to be good, so I have been returned here where he found me [sic].

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"Thank you for looking after me, sorry for the inconvenience."

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The post has since been flooded with heartwarming comments from people offering to take the pooch in.

"I have sent a private message to you saying if this black Labrador needs a home I am happy to adopt him. We have three labradors already and more than happy to help," wrote one woman.

She also added she had rang the kennels, who told her there was "lots of interest" in the lab.

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Another person added: "I will have him he can join my other four old rescue dogs anytime."

Many were concerned about the note, however, and over the fact the poor dog had been abandoned after a decade.

One person commented: "Something else is going on here. The dog is well cared for, has a double harness & was left with a note. Sounds like a cry for help in a crisis.

"He's loved this dog for more than 10 years. Maybe there's a situation where someone else couldn't cope. Maybe the owner doesn't even know the dog is gone."

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We hope the kennels get the answers they need, and this pooch finds a loving forever home.

Featured Image Credit: Swale Borough Council/Facebook

Topics: Life News, News, Animals, Dogs

Lucy Devine

Lucy is a journalist working for Tyla. After graduating with a master's degree in journalism, she has worked in both print and online and is particularly interested in fashion, food, health and women's issues. Northerner, coffee addict, says hun a lot. Get in touch at [email protected]