Two huskies that were left at the Woodward Park dog park earlier this month have found a new home.
The 1-year-old huskies, Layla and Jada, made the news after it appeared that they were left at the park. Animal advocate Mona Ahmed, who runs the dog park, said witnesses saw someone with the dogs earlier in the day but they never returned.
Also left behind was a container of dog food, several dog toys and a handwritten note. The note gave the dog’s names, their age, and a request: “Please don’t split us up. Layla gets scared w/o her sister.”
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News of the lovable huskies began to make the rounds on the internet and in social media. The website Bored Panda, a collection of funny, often pet-related, posts, picked up their story. It was posted on their Facebook page last week and got more than 16,000 likes.
Ahmed, who also runs a nonprofit group, Fresno Furry Friends, said she received numerous requests for people wanting to take the dogs. She carefully screened the pool of potential owners and found a suitable family in Fresno.
“We dropped them off and they are happy, running around and having fun,” Ahmed said. “I could not ask for anything more.”
The dogs’ original owner, who was not named, is also happy for her dogs. She admits she was unable to care for the dogs after personal issues forced her to move out of her home and into a small apartment.
As part of an agreement she made with the new owners, she will be allowed to visit the dogs on occasion.
“I didn’t want them out of my life completely,” she said. “And I am okay with where they are now. They have a home.”