ESCONDIDO, Calif. (KGTV) - Two Escondido women are hoping a dog they found abandoned at a dog park will soon be adopted into a safe home.
The dog was found tied up to a fence at Mayflower Dog Park in Escondido, reportedly left by two men.
Justine Hollins and Taylor Reynold saw a post about the dog late Sunday night. It was about 9:20 p.m. when they decided to drive over to the park to try and help.
The women say it was cold and that the dog was terrified, howling, and crying.
Animal Control showed up and was able to take the dog.
The women say the dog did not look abused. They say he looked clean, had a harness and a leash, but say if the owner could no longer care for him, they should have looked for a better way to re-home him.
Rescuing dogs is a passion for Hollins and Reynold, who frequently help rescue street dogs from Mexico, nursing them back to health and help them find forever homes. The women are now hoping the dog they found Sunday night will find a new home with loving owners.
Escondido Police referred questions about a possible animal abuse investigation to the San Diego Humane Society. The Humane Society said in a statement that officers are investigating and currently working to identify the owner.
There is a listing for the dog on the website, where it says dogs not claimed within the four-day holding period may be made available for adoption.