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Appeal after dog found tied to railings with note saying he had not 'learnt to be good'

A dog was found tied to railings with a note saying he had not 'learnt to be good'.

The lost Labrador was discovered at Jasmil Kennels and Cattery in Upchurch, near Sittingbourne, this morning.

An elderly black Labrador was found tied up to railings at Jasmil Kennels with a note saying he had not 'learnt to be good'. Picture: Swale Borough Council Stray Dog Service
An elderly black Labrador was found tied up to railings at Jasmil Kennels with a note saying he had not 'learnt to be good'. Picture: Swale Borough Council Stray Dog Service

The elderly dog, which didn't have a microchip, was left with a note that said: "Hello, pls 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.

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

Swale council's stray dog service is now appealing for information.

A post on its Facebook page said: "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 has been abandoned.

The note that was left with the lost Labrador. Picture: Swale Borough Council Stray Dog Service
The note that was left with the lost Labrador. Picture: Swale Borough Council Stray Dog Service

"If you recognise him and can be of any assistance, please contact the council in confidence.

"He will now be taken into our care."

A Swale council spokesman added: "If an owner is struggling with their dog, this is not the way to deal with it.

"Rehoming is the last option, but this isn’t the way to do it, so we would appreciate any information we can get so we can speak to the owner.”

Anyone with information should call Swale council on 01795 417850.

Swale council's stray dog service is now appealing for information. Picture: Swale Borough Council Stray Dog Service
Swale council's stray dog service is now appealing for information. Picture: Swale Borough Council Stray Dog Service

If you find a stray dog, the advice is to contact the council as soon as possible and it will arrange for it to be picked up.

Either call 01795 417850 during office hours or 07795 237479 between 5pm and 9pm weekdays and 9am to 9pm at weekends and bank holidays.

The council advises people not to feed a dog while waiting for it to be collected.

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