The brindle and white Staffordshire bull terrier-cross, named Cracker, was abandoned by the altar of Sacred Heart Church, Blackpool with a note from his owner which read, “I love you and I’m so so sorry.” In addition, the handwritten note included:
“Please believe me when I say I haven’t done this easily. My dog means the world to me and I don’t know what else to do.
“I’ve no home or money now for him. Life has taken a really bad turn for me and I couldn’t imagine him being outside with me cold and hungry.
“He is a placid, friendly, loving dog. He will be seven years old on 22 March 2020. He has got quite tender front paws, I’ve been treating them for about a month now but they are still sore.
“My heart is broken and I will truly miss him more than words can say. I hope he can be found a new home he deserves. I love you and I am so so so sorry xxxx”.
RSPCA inspector Will Lamping, who collected Cracker from the church, said it was clear from the note how much his previous owner loved him.
Mr Lamping said that if no-one came forward to claim Cracker, who has been checked over by a vet, he would be sent to an RSCPA rehoming centre to look for new owners.
Please don’t abandon your pets – there are better alternatives. Be kind and be the voice for those who cannot speak.