When a California pet owner got sick of having two Siberian huskies, they wrote a note and abandoned the dogs in a Fresno, California park. While they easily could have given the animals to a shelter without any consequences, they choose to take the cowardly route and leave the animals alone in the park and let any person, no matter what their intention, pick them up and do whatever they wanted with them. Fortunately, a SPCA volunteer came across the two dogs in Woodward Park before someone with a more twisted motive did. Apparently, the volunteer, Mona Ahmed, had received a call about the abandoned dogs. And when she came to rescue them, she found them left all alone with a note along with some food and toys. The owner had simply dumped these precious canines in the park with no plan.
In the note, the owner said the dogs names were Vada and Layla. And they begged whoever found them not to “split us up.”
Apparently the owner says that “Layla gets scared without her sister.”
While the previous owner could have had some influence in the matter if they had given up the dogs at a shelter, they made it much more difficutl for the dogs by leaving them alone in the park with nothing but the sad note.
The note was written on a scrap of paper and read in full:
“Hi – our names are Vada (black) and Layla (brown). We are nice 1 year old dogs. Please don’t split us up. Layla gets scared without her sister.”
Officials urged other pet owners to remember that abandoning a dog is not the right way to handle the situation. There are alternatives that keep the animal safer and make sure they go to a good home.
It was lucky that the animal rescue volunteer found the huskies before someone with ill intentions got ahold of them.
If you can no longer care for your dog and don’t want them going to the local shelter, start to contact no-kill centers around your state. And as you start to advertise their adoption, take pleasant pictures of your pet to best showcase their positive side.
Make sure to write down all the character traits about the animals that make you smile. Do they have a quirky way of interacting with you? Make sure to include that in the adoption description. You want a potential new pet owner to feel a connection with the animal and understand its personality. Tell a story and you’ll be able to find a new home faster. But be honest. If your dog is anxious or has behavior issues, do not hide these. Rescue groups need to know what they’re dealing with.
Because many surrender applications are available online, go to your local library if you need help accessing the internet. There you can ask someone for help if you don’t know how to use the internet or computers.
If you’re social media savvy, use it to tell your family and friends that your dog is going up for adoption. Maybe someone you know had been looking for a pet just like yours.