Ms Rayner says she refused to buy Kai and left him at the station because he did not look like the dog in the Gumtree advert
Ms Rayner says she refused to buy Kai and left him at the station because he did not look like the dog in the Gumtree advert

A woman who left a dog at a train station with a suitcase of his belongings has claimed he was abandoned after the sale of the animal went wrong.

The tale of Kai, who was found with a case containing food, toys, his bowl and a pillow, sparked a social media storm with offers to rehome him flooding in from around the world.

He was discovered tied to a railing outside Ayr station in South Ayrshire last Friday in a tale with echoes of Paddington Bear.

Kai has been cared for by the Scottish SPCA since he was found on January 2.

Fin Rayner, 39, told the Daily Record she travelled from her home in Aberdeenshire to Ayr to collect him after seeing him advertised on Gumtree.

However when she arrived, along with her daughter, she found he was not the dog pictured in the online advertisement.

She told the newspaper: ?The guy rushed out with a food chest and lead on the dog.

?I said I wanted to take the dog for a walk, so he asked me for ?150 as a deposit in case I didn?t come back. Then I saw him tearing off in his car. I phoned and said ?You better come back for your dog?. He never turned up.

?I thought I?d take the dog to Aberdeen but my son phoned and said the photo from the ad was an American picture from 2005. I said to a member of staff it was somebody else?s dog. I said, ?I?m just going to tie him up out there?, and I did that.?

She said she made sure the dog was safe before leaving and that she panicked as she and her nine-year-old daughter, who has asthma, needed to make the last train back to Aberdeen.

A JustGiving page set up to raise funds for the shar-pei crossbreed, who needs an operation on his eyelids, has raised more than ?3,800.

The money donated so far has surpassed expectations and funds raised above what is required to care for Kai will be used to look after other animals in need, the charity said.

Source:? The Telegraph

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