“This elderly black Labrador was found tied up to railings at Jasmil Kennels this morning,” the Swale Borough Council Stray Dog Service explained on Facebook.
“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 recognize 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.”
In a comment, someone from the service said, “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.”
Next, the handwritten note left with this poor dog.
Facebook; pictured above is another photo of the abandoned dog