BROADVIEW HEIGHTS, Ohio — People gathered on Sunday in honor of a missing pit bull mix found dead in a pond with a bullet wound to her chest.
Those inspired by the animal’s story took part in Justice For Sienna, a walk to raise awareness about the case and animal abuse as a whole.
Sienna was rescued by a family on East Sprague Road in Broadview Heights. She took off on Jan. 13 and was found shot about three months later.
The dog’s owner, who described Sienna as a warm lap dog, told Fox 8 News shortly after the discovery he can’t understand why someone didn’t report her when they saw her. She was still wearing tags.
“It hurts more, that someone wouldn’t just pick up the phone and call the local police and say, ‘there’s a dog running around, can you take care of it?’” Paul Carpenter said. “Cause then we would have found her, and we would have got her back.”
Nitro Foundation, an organization pushing for harsher penalties for animal cruelty, abuse and neglect, was represented at the walk.
It began at the Lawrence School at 1551 E. Wallings Road in Broadview Heights at 2 p.m.