CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, OH (WOIO) - The Humane Society of the United States is now offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of those who shot and chained a dog to a tree in a Cleveland Heights park.
A dog walker visiting Forest Hill Park in Cleveland Heights November 26, discovered a dog had been shot and chained to a tree, then left to die.
According to a worker at the Public Animal Welfare Society, who saw dog as well, the pup had been shot once in his shoulder and once in his mouth.
"I cried myself to sleep for two nights," said Anne Trupo.
Anne Trupo still finds it hard to believe that someone would be so cruel to the 200 lb. Mastiff.
19 Action News talked to the vet who treated him. He removed a large caliber slug from his shoulder and the other bullet shattered when it hit the Mastiff's jawbone. Fortunately, it didn't brake the bone, but fragments of it are still in there.
"I've been round and round about who and why and it just doesn't make any sense. It's sick and sadistic," said Anne Trupo.
A volunteer foster caregiver for the Public Animal Welfare Society of Ohio is caring for the dog, who is now named Forest, until he heals and finds a loving forever home.