The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward for information leading to the conviction of the person who left a dog with gunshot wounds in a Cleveland Heights park.
A dog tied to a tree with gunshot wounds was found by a dog walker at Forest Hill Park last month.
The dog has been taken in by pet adoption agency PAWS and needs medical attention, for which the organization is taking donations.
“The senseless shooting and blatant disregard for this dog’s life are tragic and, this is a serious crime,” said Karen Minton, The HSUS’ Ohio state director.
“Ohio remains one of only three states with no first-time felony offense for animal cruelty. This crime should raise awareness that Ohio can no longer afford to be one of the weakest states in the nation in punishing these heinous crimes. We hope our reward helps find the person or persons who committed this despicable act.”
Anyone with information should call the Cleveland Heights Police Department at 216-321-1234.