A FUNDRAISER has been launched to help reunite a dog with its owner who was forced to abandon him due to financial difficulties.

A JustGiving page has been set up to help reunite Cracker, the Brindle and white Staffie cross, with its owner, who wrote a touching letter describing why he could not look after the pooch.

Cracker was found at the Sacred Heart Church, Talbot Road, Blackpool, on December 18 by staff.

Katy Biddulph read the story all the way from South East London and decided she wanted to raise £10,000 to reunite them.

She said: "I saw the story and thought it was so heartbreaking, especially this time of year.

"I have got a dog myself and I couldn't dream of giving them up, so I want to help this dog and his owner."

When Cracker was found, a note was left beside him.

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It said: "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. 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. He is a placid, friendly, loving dog. He will be seven years old on 22 March 2020. He has got quite tender front paws, I’ve been treating them for about a month now but they are still sore. My heart is broken and I will truly miss him more than words can say. I hope he can be found a new home he deserves. I love you and I am so so so sorry xxxx"

On the crowdfunding page, it explains that if £10,000 is raised, it will help both Cracker and his owner get their life back on track and, if any more is donated, then it will also go to various charities including the RSPCA.

To donate, visit the Just Giving page