After reading the note, the residents came to learn the infuriating reason for the poor doggo’s abandonment. His owner simply ran out of patience and took him back to where he first found him. The note read: “Please can you take me in as my owner has abandoned me after 10 years because I have not learnt to be good so I have been returned here where he found me.”
Residents contacted the Swale Borough Council Stray Dog Service immediately, who came and took the dog under their custody. They later uploaded a post asking for the public’s help with locating the owner. They wrote: “This elderly black Labrador was found tied up to railings at Jasmil Kennels this morning. 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.”
Surprisingly, yesterday the council’s stray dog services posted an update about the doggo’s incident. They didn’t provide much info, but apparently, things weren’t as they first seemed. They wrote: “Having fully investigated the elderly dog left abandoned on Monday, we were able to get in contact with his owner, and all is not what it first seemed. We are now taking appropriate action based on the situation and circumstances. We have also been in contact with members of the owners extended family, who know and love the dog. They had no knowledge of the owners plans and have asked to take the dog on so that it can live out the latter part of its life in a safe secure home, with people it knows. If home checks and the dog’s reaction to them are positive, this is the kindest way forward for the dog’s welfare.”
Sadly as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, we’re witnessing a rise in pet abandonment, and at least as it seems, this is yet another one of these cases.
If you want to follow up on this story visit the Swale Borough Council Stray Dog Service’s Facebook page here.
Feel free to share the story about the dog that was abandoned alongside a heartbreaking note with your friends and family.
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