Dog found abandoned on park bench with child’s heartbreaking note

A heartbreaking video shows a woman find a puppy tied to a park bench with a note explaining that it was no longer safe at home because it was being abused.

The dog was left with a note in what looks like a child's handwriting, begging for a passer-by to adopt the pet.

Sadly, it 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 is Max.

It appeared that the dog's young owner, fearing for Max's welfare and knowing they couldn't protect him, had reluctantly tied the pet to the bench in the Mexican capital Mexico City on November 22.

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

Slowly, a female volunteer manages to gain the animal's trust, even though he seems very nervous, and unties him from the bench.

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

Max is still a puppy, according to the charity, and that they are now looking for a forever family for him.

The association said that the note appeared to be written by a child and some words are crossed out.

Max's name has been changed to Boston so that he might forget about his past life of cruelty and start afresh.

This comes after an old stray dog's reaction to being petted by his new owner made viewers shed a few tears after going viral on Reddit.

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