SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (WJBK) - A horrific case of animal abuse moves workers in Southfield to tears.
Now they hope you can help catch the people responsible.
"They're heartless, completely 100 percent heartless," said Karissa Parran. "I don't know how you could do this."
So many questions surrounding this young, frightened bulldog dropped off at a Southfield Almost Home animal shelter. Employees with Almost Home say when they arrived to work Friday morning, they found a small crate sitting in the hot sun.
"When I first saw the cage I was expecting a small dog, I thought it was a Chihuahua or a cat," said Gina Perry. "But not a 55-pound dog in here."
"We had to pry it open - she was crying," said Parran. "It was heartbreaking. I had to actually pull this out, break it and lift her out of here.
"This was a 55-pound dog and she did not want to move, she was in so much pain."
Employees, who named the roughly 2-year-old bulldog "Sarah," say it's apparent she was forced into the crate. She is now unable to walk or even feel her back legs.
"She's been crying, peeing and pooping on herself, but she can't help it," Parran said.
As employees gather around Sarah, the terrified bulldog showed no signs of aggression - only love.
"She loves to give kisses despite all of this," said "It's just like how could anyone ever do something this horrific?"
The small, no-kill shelter sent Sarah to the vet while looking for surveillance video to find who they believe tortured and abused her. They realized she had been dropped off at 9 p.m. Thursday - left in that tiny crate for 12 hours.
"We're going to do something. We're going to find out who did this and we're going to take care of her."
Unsure how long Sarah’s road to recovery will be or, how much that will cost - these folks say they will do whatever they can to save Sarah.
"We feel that every life is precious," Parran said. "We aren't giving up on them. We love them too much and they did nothing wrong."
They think it will cost $10,000 to help Sarah. The shelter is not funded by the city and runs on donation only
Checks can be sent to PO Box 250602, West Bloomfield, MI 48325.
Shelter officials say it is need of support and has a Crowd Rise link for donations as well. CLICK HERE.