It's being investigated as a crime of animal abuse. WARNING: the photos are graphic.

These photos are definitely hard to look at, but Sheriff Pickell is hoping that somebody will see them and have information that they can pass along.

The dog was found dead last Wednesday, near the South Creek Mobile Home Park near Frances and Saginaw Roads near Mt. Morris. Sheriff Robert Pickell posted the pictures, saying that it's one of the most "disturbing" cases he's ever seen.

If you have any information, please contact Detective Sergeant Jason Murphy of the Office of Genesee County Sheriff at 810-686-8622.