Crystal Baldwin, a social worker at a Baltimore school, saw Sienna through a window in her classroom - the dog was freezing and huddled up next to a telephone pole. Baldwin took about 20 minutes to approach Sienna, and when Sienna was finally comfortable, she began begging for crackers from the bag Baldwin was holding. Sienna was so excited to have found a friend, and soon led Baldwin to where she had been living.
"Her home was around the corner of a cement wall - the last remaining part of a burnt-down home - underneath a pile of snow-covered drywall that had been propped up against what remained of the building," Baldwin said. "Under the drywall she had hidden what she had been living off of - a few empty chip bags and a bird carcass. She was so excited to show me and it made me so sad for her."