“She was struggling and not able to breathe really well. Her movements were jerky and sluggish. We honestly thought she was going to die,” the animal rescue tech said. “That anyone could do this boggles the mind. We want that person in jail!”

Sweet baby ‘Eve’ is a 7-month-old lab mix and she loves to play, cuddle, and nap. For all that’s been through, it’s amazing she’s even trusts humans enough to be in the same room with them. When she was found with duct tape wrapped around her head and neck, nobody thought she would make it. Luckily for ‘Eve,’ everyone was wrong!

Here’s the story from our friends at KTVU:

A 7-month-old lab mix puppy is recovering from a horrible case of animal abuse in Fulton County. Eve was found wrapped in duct tape around her head and neck, but thanks to the folks at the Fulton County Animal Shelter, as of Friday, she was thriving.

Police have since become involved trying to find the person responsible for the cruel actions towards the sweet pup. Eve was found the morning of Feb. 25 and her rescue was caught on the responding officer’s body camera. Eve was covered from the neck all the way up to the mouth, nose and even eyes, just sitting there on camera.

Shelter employees, who gave her the name Eve, said she is just a happy, loving, playful puppy, but is a bit fearful and rightly so after what someone did to her. In fact, they said by all accounts, when they found her, she appeared to be healthy and showed no signs of abuse. She even had a blue harness on.

Officials call it disgusting, depressing, and even heartbreaking. Now, shelter officials and Atlanta Police want to find the person or people responsible. They said if it wasn’t for a passerby calling it in, Eve may not be here today. They fear the young pup could have ended up suffocating, attacked by another animal, falling off the edge of the roadway, or even walking into the path of a car.

How could anyone do this to an innocent animal?