Ashley Farley came home from work one day, thinking it was just like any other day. What she found when she got home was anything but normal. She expected to be greeted by her 5 pound Pomeranian, Ella but she was nowhere to be found.
In pursuit of a career in music, Ashley had moved to Los Angeles. She was suffering from anxiety and depression since the move but Ella was her own personal emotional support dog. She also referred to her as her ‘heart and soul’.
She had been dating a man for three months and asked if he knew where Ella was. She said: “He looked at me with the most spiteful smile that I’ve ever seen someone give anybody.”
That is when her ex told her he had sold Ella on Craigslist earlier that day. He had done it totally out of spite and then he dumped her.
Inside Edition was shown where the ad about Ella was written. Allegedly, it was filled with false claims: “Trying to find a new home for my gorgeous little princess,” it read. “Just got a new job, so I have to move across the country and my new place does not allow dogs of any kind.”
Ashley was sent a text message later that night that read, “Ella is safe and sound in her new home, you’ll never see her again.”
It took days for Ashley to track down Ella. A police report was filed and she spoke to the media. Ashley was desperate to share the story in hopes that somebody would recognize the dog and provide additional information. Ella was also in need of medication because she had an infection.
When a local couple saw Ashley’s story on the news, they came forward with a startling revelation: