STROUD TOWNSHIP -- Even though her fur is mostly gone and her paws are swollen, there is no denying "Baby Girl" is a charmer.
Volunteers at the Animal Welfare Society of Monroe shelter near Stroudsburg say the 4-year-old pit bull is friendly and affectionate despite having perhaps the worst case of mange they've seen.
Police say when they found Baby Girl Thursday afternoon in Section J of A Pocono Country Place, she was hog-tied and attached to a pole.
Kim Loffio, the shelter manager said, "How dare they treat a creature like that, looking into her soulful eyes, to be able to hurt her."
"It is so emotional, it brings tears to your eyes. Even now, you look at it and that dog is so loving, and so caring, and so resilient. It just wants to be loved," said Shelter board member Sandra Fellin.
Staffers at the shelter say while they see abused animals almost every day, this case stands out, because they believe Baby Girl has been suffering for as long as a year, because her mange was so advanced. Now, they want the public's help to find the person responsible.
That is something they believe will happen because the case is attracting a lot of attention, especially through the organization's Facebook page.
Fellin added, "A lot of times we get abuse cases in here, we can never find out who did it. This time we have so many leads coming in, people really wanting to help us to find out who did this to this poor dog."
The shelter is accepting donations for Baby Girl's veterinary care. If you have any information you are asked to call the Pocono Mountain Regional Police.