Animal rescuers are rallying to help a severely emaciated dog, found alone on the west side of Syracuse.

Mavis, a pit bull mix, was found on Rider Avenue back on October 2nd and taken to the DeWitt Animal Hospital. From there, she landed with the group Fetch and Friends.

Vets say Mavis was so thin and dehydrated; it led to other health issues. Cuse Pit Crew is offering a $2,500 reward for an arrest and conviction but they want to remind people, it doesn't have to get to this point.

"There are resources available for support with medical care, the shamrock animal fund,” said Cuse Pit Crew President Stefanie Heath. “And, there are resources to help you if you're looking to low cost, for spay/neuter services, which is also important.  So, there's a plethora of resources in just making that call to some type of agency.  They'll be able to provide that."

There are also resources for free pet food.

Anyone with tips can call the Syracuse Police Animal Cruelty Investigator at 315- 442-5336.