Partially Blind Ohio Dog Hanged from Tree

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

(Courtesy: WCPO / CNN)

By Lisa Smith, WCPO

WESTCHESTER, Ohio (WCPO) — The unusual death of an Ohio family’s pet sparks an investigation.

Police are trying to figure out who hanged the partially blind dog from a tree, leaving it for dead.  

“I took her away from somebody that abused her and now look, I let the abuse come over here and get her after all,” said Sherry Faber, the dog’s owner.

Faber loves animals and considers them a part of her family.

Some stay inside, but an outdoor area belonged to her blonde chow mix, Chewy.

Faber couldn’t believe her eyes when she went to check on Chewy.

“So I went back out to get my other dogs, that’s when I saw her hanging in the tree.  And, I ran as fast as I could over there and got her down and tried to do CPR.  And, there’s nothing I could do to bring her back.  I mean, I tried,” said Faber.

Faber and police believe someone intentionally hanged the dog, and killed her.

“She was hooked to this (contraption).  How is a 13-year-old animal gonna do something like that?  That’s all I wanna know,” Faber said.

Faber has other animals — dogs, cats and a goose, but she said she won’t let them out of her sight after this incident because she doesn’t want anything to happen to them.

“They’re my kids.  They’re the only thing I have to live for besides my mother.  To have this happen, you might as well have just reached in and ripped out my heart.  I mean, I’ve had her for 13 years.  She didn’t deserve to die this way,” said Faber.

Westchester police are investigating this as an animal cruelty case. 

(CNN)