'Please give him a chance' - dog found abandoned with heartbreaking letter in Sydney after owners couldn't afford to treat skin condition

A dog has been found abandoned with a heartbreaking letter after his family could no longer afford to treat his skin condition.

Booka, short for Boockaboo, a four-year-old Shar Pei cross, was found by RSPCA NSW's Sydney shelter in an overnight cage with a letter attached, Yahoo7 reports.

The heartbreaking note left by Booka's owners outside the RSPCA NSW's Sydney shelter. Source: RSPCA NSW

“I have a genetic form of mange. It is not contractable to other animals, though the treatment is quite expensive, he is a lovely dog (sic)," the note read.

"Please give him a chance, he is much loved and hard to let go."

The RSPCA hopes to reunite the dog with his family, saying that they wished to provide for the much-loved dog.

"We have committed to paying for all of his treatment and care, and want him to be reunited with his loving family," the organisation said in a statement today.

Boockaboo the four-year-old Shar Pei cross was abandoned with a heartbreaking note overnight. Source: RSPCA NSW



Roseanne Barr insists she isn't a racist, 'gains insight' by listening to Kanye West

Roseanne Barr has insisted she isn't racist.

The 65-year-old actress - who recently came under fire for making a racist remark on social media about former White House adviser Valerie Jarrett - has taken time to "reflect" and "gain insight" by listening to the music of Kanye West and watching a documentary on racial equality activist Malcolm X and doesn't feel the allegations against her are fair.

She wrote on Twitter: "1) I want u all2 know I'm fine. I've been using this time2 reflect &2 gain insight on what I said & how it was misunderstood...

"Needless2 say I'm NOT what people have accused me of! I've never practiced "RACISM" in my entire life & never will. Meantime...

"2) I've been watching this new doc called "Malcolm X: An overwhelming Influence on th Black Power Movement." Directed by my dear friend Thomas Muhammad (my campaign manager in 2012)who called me immediately when my show was canceled.

"If you have any questions for me, direct them to Mr. Muhammad please. Be sure to watch his brilliant movie!

"Thomas Muhammad has agreed to speak for me, as he knows the work I have done in civil rights against racism ALL MY LIFE & understands my tweet was about Iran's regime, not race.

"MUCH LOVE 2 U all-thanks for helping and praying for me! It worked! Listen to @kanyewest new album about mental illness, it's the greatest thing ever (sic)"

The star - whose show Roseanne was axed in the wake of her comments - also claimed she has found "relief" by going back to nature and promised to speak out in detail "soon".

Roseanne's original tweet saw her liken Valerie, a former aide of Barack Obama, to an ape and accused her of supporting the Muslim Brotherhood political party, and she insisted there was a reason behind her remarks.

She posted: "Rod Serling wrote Planet of The Apes. It was about anti-semitism. That is what my tweet referred to-the anti semitism of the Iran deal. Low IQ ppl can think whatever they want.(sic)"

And Roseanne - who blamed her original outburst on sleep medication Ambien - claimed her health had been affected by the "stress" of the scandal.

She wrote: "I have developed a bit of palsy in my head and hands due to the stress I have lived thru-I sleep alot now-without ambien too, thank G0D!! goodnight-we are winning! don't give up! PEACE is coming."

Her show was cancelled by ABC following her comments directed at a former advisor to Barack Obama. Source: Breakfast

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Watch the chilling moment a car is stolen with three-year-old inside, and terrified mother gives chase

CCTV footage has captured the moment a teenage boy stole a car from a US petrol station with a three-year-old inside.

A mother had pulled up at a petrol station in Cobb County, Georgia, and was filling up her vehicle when the incident occurred, Yahoo7 reports.

Camera footage shows a car pulling up next to the women's vehicle before a man gets out, jumps into the driver's seat of the woman's car, and flees the scene with the child still inside.

The car was later abandoned and the child was left unharmed.

A 17-year-old teenage boy was arrested and charged with kidnapping, second-degree hijacking a motor vehicle, and felony theft by receiving following the incident.