They found Nemo in Clifton Park.
A witness saw the suspects toss the one year old American Bull Dog out of the car like trash.
"On a scale of one to ten, maybe an eight. It was bad."
Veterinarian Matthew Jones at the Essex Middle River Veterinary Center treated the one year old pup.
Nemo's injuries were so severe, we can't show you all the pictures, but the American Bull Dog has large lacerations and infected wounds; also, small bite marks on its legs suggesting to experts that Nemo was used as a bait dog in a dog fighting ring.
"He wasn't well taken care of but you can definitely see where he was repeatedly attacked by other dogs obviously...bitten in the neck and ear and everything," said Jones.
But even despite that, the staff at the veterinary center and BARCS say Nemo had a great disposition; just a real sweet pup even in the midst of being in so much pain.
"He was so sweet. He was crying in pain but then licking our faces and wagging his tail."
And Lisa Morabito with BARCS says Nemo is one of the lucky ones.
Noah's Arc, a 24 hour emergency care clinic in South Carolina decided to take him in.
He was transported there this past weekend and is expected to make a nice recovery, but Nemo is just one of three severe cases BARCS saw since Thursday morning.
The shelter received Queeny, a Pit Bull on Thursday evening.
Barcs says she was kept confined in the basement of a building and nearly starved to death.
Queeny is also making progress, but then Sunday BARCS got its third case, a 3 month old puppy stabbed seven times and died, found lying in the middle of the 38 hundred block of Pall Mall Road near Pimlico Race Course
"It is really disheartening. We try and focus on the good such as Nemo who can go to rescue and Queeny who we're hoping is gonna make it but it's hard and it's really disgusting what people can do to animals," said Morabito.
BARCS says Baltimore Police are actively working all three of these cases.
In Nemo's case however, the witness could only give a vague description of the car and no plate number.