'All I want is love and care': Dog left at Shropshire kennels with heartbreaking note

By Mat Growcott | Telford | News | Published:

"My name is Tinkabell, I am a really good dog. All I want is love and care."

That was the start of a heartbreaking note left with this beautiful little Staffordshire Bull Terrier when she was left at Hilbrae Dog Kennels in Cold Hatton.

"My owner has died and I have nowhere to go," the note said.

"I have been snipped, but no chip.

"Please take care of me."

Now the kennels has launched an appeal to try to find Tinkabell a home.

In a Facebook post they wrote: "Hearts were broken today. Someone has hit hard times and obviously didn't know where to turn.

"This sweet Staffy girl was found with this note. Let's try and find her a home quickly."

The message has been shared by over 840 people and has seen over 1,100 "reactions" and 320 comments since it was shared on social media on Tuesday.


Bosses at Hilbrae said that the animal seemed like it was a healthy weight and that it had been looked after.

They have already had a number of offers from people wishing to offer Tinkabell a new home.

She is just the latest high profile pooch at Hilbrae to take social media by storm.

The kennels, which usually houses about 70 dogs, received a helping hand from Buffy the Vampire Actor Anthony Head earlier this month.


Best known for playing Rupert Giles in the American hit series, he donated a new bed to bull terrier Bullseye.

The dog has been at the charity for three years.

Bullseye's handler Cheryl Gibson said: "Now he's being flooded with gifts, letters and photos of fellow dog fans around the world, even as far as Canada. We're really hopeful he will find a forever home."

To home a dog or for more information call Hilbrae on 01952 541254.

Mat Growcott

By Mat Growcott
Reporter - @MGrowcott_Star

Shropshire Star reporter


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