Tragic moment dog found abandoned and tied to bench with child’s harrowing note

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This is the heartbreaking moment a woman found a dog tied to a park bench alongside a note from a child, begging a passer-by to adopt the pet.

The note, written in what looked like a child's handwriting, claimed that the golden retriever mix was no longer safe at home because it was being badly abused.

Fearing for the pooch's welfare, the child reluctantly tied the pet to the bench in the Mexican capital Mexico City on November 22, 2020.

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The harrowing note read: "Please, I ask you to adopt this dog and take good care of him.

"Leaving my dog here hurts a lot, but I made the decision because my relatives abused him and it was painful to see him in that situation.

"So if you read this and you feel moved, please adopt him and look after him.

"If not, please leave the letter here so another person can read it and adopt him. Thanks."

The child added that the dog's name was Max.

Members of animal rescue association Mascotas Coyoacan went to the park and approached the nervous puppy, as seen in the footage.

Slowly, a female volunteer managed to gain the nervous animal's trust and untied him.

The pooch was then taken to the association's facilities where volunteers said he responded well to human interaction, even letting people stroke him.

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Marcela Goldberg, who runs the charity, said: “We are working with him in gaining confidence around people so his future home will not have an issue with people from outside the family.

"He is learning to trust and is really happy, playing with balls and behaving like a puppy should.”

Max's name was subsequently changed to Boston, signifying his new start in life away from his old abusive owners.

Earlier this year pet shelter workers told the Daily Star that he is "very strong" and is now in "perfect health", although they are yet to find a forever home for him.

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