Dog found tied up in Blackpool church with heartbreaking 'I'm sorry' note to be reunited with owner

Joe Gamp
Contributor, Yahoo News UK
Cracker - real name Rooney - will be reunited with his family (RSPCA)

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 dog was discovered on December 18 tied up in a church with a heartbreaking note (RSPCA)

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.”