Reward offered after dog found in garbage can - FOX 35 News Orlando

Reward offered after dog found dumped in garbage can, bag twisted around neck

Posted: Updated:
The dog was found in a trash can with the handle of a bag wrapped around its neck. The dog was found in a trash can with the handle of a bag wrapped around its neck.
The dog was covered in severe urine burns. The dog was covered in severe urine burns.
He continues to be treated medically treated by MHS.  PHOTOS: Michigan Humane Society He continues to be treated medically treated by MHS. PHOTOS: Michigan Humane Society
DETROIT (WJBK) -

An abused, 4-year-old Maltese mix was found in a garbage can on March 9 near Grand River Avenue and Warwick Street in Detroit.

The Michigan Humane Society was called to the scene when a passer-by heard whimpering coming from the trash can.

The dog was found with the handle of a bag twisted around its neck and was covered in severe urine burns, suggesting the dog had been confined in a small area for a long time before being put in the garbage can.

The dog will continue to undergo medical treatment by the MHS, who is hopeful the dog, now named Edgar, will make a full recovery.

VIDEO: Click on the video above for more information on Edgar's recovery

Mobile Users: Click here

Meanwhile, the MHS Cruelty Investigation Department is offering a $2,500 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

Call the MHS Cruelty Hotline at (313) 872-3401 if you have any information.

LINK: Click HERE to make a donation to the Michigan Humane Society

Your donation can help with Edgar's recovery and bring his abuser to justice.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Let It Rip: Gun range age limits; school start times

    Let It Rip: Gun range age limits; school start times

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:07 PM EDT2014-08-29 03:07:25 GMT
    Part 1: Gun range age limits - how young is too young? Part 2: School start times - are children waking up too early? Part 3: Charlie Langton asks about school start times on the road.
    Part 1: Gun range age limits - how young is too young? Part 2: School start times - are children waking up too early? Part 3: Charlie Langton asks about school start times on the road.
  • City of Detroit has aggressive plan for overgrown grass

    City of Detroit has aggressive plan for overgrown grass

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:47 PM EDT2014-08-29 02:47:18 GMT
    On Detroit's east side, residents are concerned about the tall grass.In some neighborhoods children have to walk in the street because the growing grass is a growing problem.
    On Detroit's east side, residents are concerned about the tall grass.In some neighborhoods children have to walk in the street because the growing grass is a growing problem.
  • Five hospitalized in 15-car accident on M-14

    Five hospitalized in 15-car accident on M-14

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:12 PM EDT2014-08-29 02:12:57 GMT
    A large crash involving multiple vehicles has shut down east bound M-14 at Main Street in Ann Arbor.The freeway in that direction is closed for first responders, investigation and cleanup for at least two hours. Stay with Fox 2 for more information as it becomes available.
    A large crash involving multiple vehicles has shut down east bound M-14 at Main Street in Ann Arbor.The freeway in that direction is closed for first responders, investigation and cleanup for at least two hours. Stay with Fox 2 for more information as it becomes available.
  • Download the FOX 2 Apps


  • FOX 2 News Five-Day Forecast
Powered by WorldNow

35 Skyline Drive
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Phone: (407) 644-3535
News Tips: (866) 55-FOX35

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices