CLEVELAND — The Public Animal Welfare Society of Ohio (PAWS) was set to lead a rally Friday morning in support of Forrest, the dog who was shot twice and left for dead in a Cleveland Heights park last November, but has since postponed the event.
The group was expecting upwards of 200 people to stand in front of the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas before the arraignment of 42-year-old Ramone Clements, who is accused of chaining Forrest to a tree, then shooting him twice before abandoning him in Forest Hills Park.
The arraignment, which was scheduled for Friday morning, has been postponed. A spokesperson for Cuyahoga County Common Pleas court said a new date has not yet been scheduled.
A news release from PAWS said the rally was to honor Forrest and urge state legislation for tougher animal cruelty laws. The group will reschedule the event once a new court date is set, a spokesperson said.
Happily, Forrest has found his forever family in Robin Stone, of Solon, who lives in a ranch-style home on 10 acres of land.