Disabled dog missing after car stolen with pet inside in South Florida

Animal rescue groups in South Florida are looking for a disabled dog after the animal was stolen during a carjacking. (Wanda Ferrari)

Florida animal rescue groups are helping a woman find her beloved disabled dog after her car was stolen with the husky-mix inside.

Wanda Ferrari said she had left the car running with the air conditioning on for her dog Zorra while she stopped at a Dollar Tree store in Oakland Park on October 3.

Zorra uses a pink wheelchair to walk because her back legs are paralyzed. But the 13-year-old dog was lying on a pillow in the backseat when the 2005 blue Volvo S70 station wagon was taken. Her wheelchair was in the back of the vehicle.

Ferrari says the car had very little gasoline in it, and believes the thief could not have gotten far.

She says Zorra is her constant companion as she deals with a breast cancer recurrence.

Rescue group Abandoned Dogs of Everglades hired a pet detective and is now offering a $2,000 reward for returning the dog.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.