Most dogs love going to the dog park. They can run, play, exercise and have fun. But for two huskies, Jayda and Layla, a trip to the dog park ended in heartbreak. Mona Ahmed, the manager of the dog park, received a call about two Huskies at the dog park.
The woman on the phone explained they had been left with a box. The box was full of toys and food, and a note. The note read: “Our names are Jada (black) and Layla (brown),” the note said. “We are nice 1-year-old dogs. Please don’t split us up. Layla gets scared without her sister.”
Mona got in her car and drove to the park, where she found Jada and Layla wandering around the park, confused about where their owner went.
“I started asking people, ‘Does anybody know how long these Huskies have been here?’” Ahmed said. “People told me, ‘These Huskies were here at 5 o’clock.’ But now it was 8 o’clock. So these Huskies have been here for three hours, running in the dog park.
“Somebody said, ‘Yes, I saw [a woman] leave the Huskies behind. She just told us she’s going to the car, and she’ll be right back. So nobody really paid attention to the fact that she was really gone,’” Ahmed said.
Although Mona was upset about the situation, she was glad that someone had called. Otherwise, the two dogs could have been out all night long. “They could have jumped the fence and gotten hit by a car,” Ahmed said. “There is a very busy road right in front of the dog park. The speed limit is 50, but people go 65 or more.”
This isn’t the first time this has happened. Over the ten years she has managed the park, 13 dogs have been abandoned this same way. Mona has rescued and found homes for all of them.
“This makes me feel angry,” Ahmed said. “This is not the way you give dogs away. All they had to do was ask for help.”
According to The Dodo, “Ahmed, who also founded Fresno Furry Friends, an organization that offers spay and neuter services, took Jada and Layla into her care and placed them in a secure foster home. The Huskies, who Ahmed believes are sisters, hadn’t been spayed or microchipped, so she’s going to make sure this happens before they’re rehomed.”
“We want to find the right home for the dogs,” Ahmed said. Although, they seem to be doing very well at the foster home they live at.
“She is very interested in keeping them,” Ahmed said. “In a few days, I’ll go and do a home check and everything else.”
It looks like Jada and Layla have a bright future.