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Featured Image Credit: Facebook/Swale Borough Council Stray Dog Service
An elderly dog has been abandoned in the street alongside a heartbreaking note from his owner.
The black Labrador was found tied to the railings outside Jasmil Kennels in Upchurch, Kent, UK, yesterday morning (6 July).
The note that accompanied the Lab explained that he had been abandoned after 10 years because the owner had run out of patience with him.
The note read: "Please 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."
Swale Borough Council Stray Dog Service is now trying to track down the owner and get a better understanding of how they could desert their dog after so long.
A post on the service's Facebook page read: "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 was the dog has been abandoned. No chip.
"If you recognise 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."
Last week, footage of a disabled dog being abandoned in Brazil went viral.
Poor Tintin was actually abandoned twice by his owner - the first time he was brought back home after a woman found him on the street, thinking he was lost.
However, the three-legged pooch, who also has a disability with his other front leg, was filmed being cruelly dumped in the city of São Leopoldo in the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul, just hours later.
But fear not if this article is starting to really bum you out, because there is a happy ending.
Tintin is now living with a loving family after he was taken in by the Patas Geurreras animal charity.
The charity said that Tintin is doing 'exceptionally well' given the circumstances under which he was abandoned, adding that he's being showered with 'love and care' from his new family.
The footage of Tintin being abandoned was shared on Facebook where it was viewed 220,000 times.
Patas Geurreras animal charity subsequently received more than 30 requests to adopt him - which should serve as reminder to us all that for every d*ck in this world, there's a load more decent people.