Elk Grove Animal Control needs help finding the owners of a badly burned dog named Holly.
The canine was discovered in a home's backyard near Elk Grove Florin Road and Elk Grove Boulevardon Dec. 21, according to the city.
Holly had 2nd and 3rd-degree burns over most of her body.
Since that time, the city has been taking care of the dog, giving her multiple bandage changes each day.
The vet who examined Holly believes she had had those burns for two or three days before she was discovered, according to the city.
Now investigators would like to find out who Holly's owner or owners are.
"Anybody who has any information whether they've seen the dog or if we have an owner. We'd like to just go ahead and ask them questions. Basically what happened to the dog. Is this some circumstances where it was an accident and they needed additional services and resources that we might be able to provide. We just want to talk to somebody to determine if there is an owner. Because when officers did locate the dog, the dog had no collar no id no microchip. So at this point in time we don't know who owns the dog," said Maureen McCann with the Animal Control unit with the Elk Grove Police Department.
The city is also accepting donations for Holly's care.
If you would like to donate, or have any information about Holly's owner or owners, you can call Elk Grove Animal Control at (916)687-3042.