A dog found tied-up in a church with a heartbreaking note days before Christmas will be reunited with his owner.
Seven-year-old Cracker - who is actually called Rooney by his family - was found tied up next to the altar at Sacred Heart Church in Blackpool on 18 December.
The heartbreaking letter told how the owner was “sorry” he could not look after the dog due to financial difficulties.
The note read: “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.
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“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. I love you and I am so so so sorry."
But the Staffordshire Terrier is set to be reunited with his owner, Alison, once staff at the Longview Animal Centre get him back to health.
RSCPA inspector Will Laving said: “Cracker’s story has really captured the hearts of the nation and everyone has fallen in love with this little dog. The outpouring of support for Cracker - and his owners - and the publicity his story has received resulted in us finding Cracker’s owner.”