Labrador dumped outside kennels with note saying he hadn’t ‘lernt to be good’

A Labrador dog left outside kennels with a note
The Labrador was abandoned outside Jasmil Kennels in Kent (Picture: Swale Council/ SWNS)
An elderly Labrador was found tied to the railings outside a dog kennel with a note saying he had not ‘lernt to be good (sic)’. The dog, who didn’t have a microchip, was discovered by staff at Jasmil Kennels in Upchurch, near Sittingbourne, in Kent, on July 6. The accompanying note read: ‘Hello, pls can you take me inn as my owner has abandoned me after 10 years because I have not lernt to be good, so I have been returned here where he found me (sic).’
It ended by saying ‘thank you for looking after me, sorry for inconvenience’. Swale Borough Council Stray Dog Service posted photos of the dog and the letter on social media as they appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

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 has been abandoned.

A fed up dog owner abandoned his pet after 10 years and tied him to railings (Pictured) with a note saying he could no longer cope with the mischievous pet's naughty behaviour. See SWNS story SWNNdog; The innocent-looking Labrador was discovered outside kennels with a handwritten letter saying the owner had enough and was returning the canine back to where he came from a decade earlier. The lost animal was discovered outside Jasmil Kennels and Cattery in Upchurch, near Sittingbourne, Kent, yesterday morning. He had been rejected by his owner because he had not 'learnt to be good', according to the note.
He was left tied to the railings with a note (Picture: Swale Council/ SWNS)
A fed up dog owner abandoned his pet after 10 years and tied him to railings (Pictured) with a note saying he could no longer cope with the mischievous pet's naughty behaviour. See SWNS story SWNNdog; The innocent-looking Labrador was discovered outside kennels with a handwritten letter saying the owner had enough and was returning the canine back to where he came from a decade earlier. The lost animal was discovered outside Jasmil Kennels and Cattery in Upchurch, near Sittingbourne, Kent, yesterday morning. He had been rejected by his owner because he had not 'learnt to be good', according to the note.
The note didn’t give the dog’s name (Picture: Swale Council/ SWNS)

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‘If you recognise him and can be of any assistance, please contact the council in confidence. He will now be taken into our care.’

The post was shared thousands of times, with many social media users commenting to say how upset they were at the dog’s abandonment. One person asked if there was CCTV of the owner and was told there was none.

Another added: ‘They didn’t even bother to tell the kennels his name. Just sad. I despair of people. Even if you had issues. Couldn’t afford him at least inform a rescue. Give them as much information as possible apart from a c****y note saying he is naughty. Poor poor dog. Sorry no sympathy whatsoever for anyone that does this.’

A fed up dog owner abandoned his pet after 10 years and tied him to railings (Pictured) with a note saying he could no longer cope with the mischievous pet's naughty behaviour. See SWNS story SWNNdog; The innocent-looking Labrador was discovered outside kennels with a handwritten letter saying the owner had enough and was returning the canine back to where he came from a decade earlier. The lost animal was discovered outside Jasmil Kennels and Cattery in Upchurch, near Sittingbourne, Kent, yesterday morning. He had been rejected by his owner because he had not 'learnt to be good', according to the note.
Swale Council are seeking information about the dog owner (Picture: Swale Council/ SWNS)
A Swale council spokesman 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.’

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