The RSPCA is caring for a dog which was left at a church in Blackpool together with a moving note from his owner.

He's been nicknamed Cracker by staff who are caring for him after he was found at Sacred Heart Church on Talbot Road in the town before Christmas.

Cracker had been tied to the altar together with the hand-written note which explained why he came to be there.

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’

Note found with Cracker

It’s so sad to read the note and see how much Cracker’s previous owner loved him. Unfortunately sometimes life can throw some pretty tough things at people and circumstances can drastically change but it’s heartbreaking to think that someone out there is missingCracker and wondering how he is doing.

inspector Will Lamping, RSPCA