The pictures are heart wrenching - a dog with a wire cable around his neck has been rescued in Southgate.

The Downriver Animal Control center found the pup Friday afternoon. Someone  had a put a wire cable around his neck and every time he tried to free himself it tightened basically slicing his throat open. On Monday they said they are confident there will be no long term damage to the dog.

The images of the dog's injuries are too graphic for us to post on ClickOnDetroit.com. If you would like to see more you can visit Downriver Central Animal Control's facebook page.

Rescuers are asking for the public's help in finding whoever is responsible for this animal abuse.

The vet bills have cost Downriver Animal Control over a $1000. If you would like to make a donation or know who the owner is please call 734-246-1328 or contact them at 14300 Reaume Parkway in Southgate.

---This is the wire that was found around the dog's neck