Kilo was found tied to the gates of Dogs Trust Merseyside
Submitted by Julia Youd
A local animal welfare charity is looking for a new home for a dog that was left at the centre.
Dogs Trust Merseyside found Kilo, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, tied to the gates of their repatriation center – which is based in Huyton in Merseyside.
Kilo was found with his food bowls and a handwritten note from his owners stating his name to staff and explaining that they could no longer care for him.
He is believed to be around six years old.
Georgina Lowery, director of Dogs Trust Merseyside, said: “It’s so sad and shocking when this happens.
“We found him around 5 p.m. and we’re so grateful he couldn’t get free, especially as we’re near a busy road.
“He’s a beautiful boy but understandably a bit nervous considering what he’s been through.
“As no one has come forward to claim him, he is now ready to find a new home.”
Kilo gradually builds a bond with the carers who take care of him and begins to appreciate that he is given a lot of attention and that he is taken care of gently.
Georgina says: “The fact that Kilo ended up with his bowls of food and that his owners told us his name and left a note, shows that they cared about him.
“But we always urge anyone who needs to give up their dog to contact us, no matter how difficult.
“That way we can find out as much as possible about the dog, which helps us find its ideal home as quickly as possible, and of course that means we can avoid unnecessary suffering and distress for the dog. “
Kilo is looking for an adult-only home where he is the only dog and no visiting children.
As he regains his confidence, he will benefit from patient owners who will give him the time and space to settle down.
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