Staff at Dogs Trust Merseyside are searching for a home for a dog found tied to the gates of the Huyton-based rehoming centre.
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier, who is believed to be around six, was discovered with his food bowls and a hand-written note from his owners telling staff his name, Kilo, and saying they could no longer care for him.
Georgina Lowery, Dogs Trust Merseyside Manager, said: “It is so sad and shocking when this happens. We found him at around 5pm and we are just so grateful that he hadn’t managed to pull himself free, especially as we are near a busy road.
“He is a gorgeous boy but understandably a little nervous given what he has been through. As nobody has come forward to claim him he is now ready to find a new home.”
The team say Kilo is gradually building a bond with the carers looking after him and is starting to enjoy being shown lots of TLC and having a gentle fuss made of him. He enjoys walks and although his human friends say he isn’t quite ready to play with toys, given the progress he has made, they are confident his true personality will start to shine through once he’s back in a home.
Georgina says: “The fact that Kilo was left with his food bowls and his owners told us his name and left a note, show they cared about him, but we would always urge anyone needing to give up their dog to contact us, however difficult.
“That way we can find out as much as possible about the dog which helps us find them their ideal home as quickly as possible, and of course it means we can avoid unnecessary suffering and distress to the dog.”
Kilo is looking for an adult only home where he is the only dog and with no visiting children. Whilst he rebuilds his confidence, he will benefit from patient owners who will give him time and space to settle in. If you think you could give Kilo the home he deserves, please visit www.dogstrust.org.uk