Dog parks are just the best, and usually a place of safety and security for our beloved four-legged friends. Which is why people immediately noticed two huskies who were abandoned at a dog park in Fresno, California with a box of food, toys, and a note. The note introduced the dogs as one-year-old pups Jada and Leyla. It also asked that they not be separated since Leyla gets stressed without her sister. Heartbreaking, right?
Luckily, someone called Woodside Dog Park park manager Mona Ahmen about the abandoned pups. She went and got them immediately, but was informed by park-goers that they had already been there for about three hours.
Luckily, Jada and Leyla are with a foster family right now but still need a permanent home. Ahmed is hopeful but still understandably saddened that the dogs were left in the first place.
While this is true — this is not the way you should give your pets away — it’s also possible that the dogs’ owners were scared to drop them off at a shelter. According to DoSomething.org, 2.7 million dogs and cats are put down each year across the country because of overcrowding at shelters and rescue facilities. In California, where Leyla and Jada are from, pet advocates are trying to change that.
The state legislature recently introduced a bill that would prohibit pet stores from selling animals, including dogs, cats, and rabbits, that were born in a puppy mill or come from a breeder. Instead, shelters would supply the stores with animals looking for homes.
Meanwhile, we’re crossing our fingers that Leyla and Jada find a forever home soon.