Friends hope to return dog to husband who lost wife in same week

A family suffered a tragic loss twice this week, and community members are now rallying to bring them comfort by finding their lost dog.

On Oct. 11, Tim Doyle was at the Cooper Winery on Sunset Road in Benton City when his dog, Trina Belle, became frightened and ran away.

“Family and friends spent countless hours looking for the beloved Terrier mix, posting flyers, talking with neighbors living close to the winery,” said Carla Harkness, a family friend.

A few days later, tragedy struck the family, bringing search efforts to a screeching halt.

Cindy passed away at age 50, leaving behind a loving husband and two sons.

Being residents of the Tri-Cities their entire life, the Doyle family were loved and respected by many in the area.

“The devastation of this past week, with Cindy Doyle’s untimely death, has shocked and deeply saddened the community,” Harkness said.

While the community can’t bring Cindy back, they might be able to bring back Trina Belle, she said.

An organized effort has formed to find the dog and bring a little bit of comfort to the family going through this difficult time.

Trina Belle was last confirmed seen along I-82 near milepost 101 going toward Richland.

Animal Control tried to catch a dog believed to be Trina Belle running toward a gravel pit on Kennedy Road, then disappeared.

She was last wearing a pink camouflage collar. A reward is being offered for her safe return.

If you see her, contact Trina Belle’s Search Effort Coordinator Susi Czarnet at 1-830-377-5993.