Edgar Adopted! - Michigan Humane Society

Edgar Adopted!

Loving Home For Severely Neglected Dog Found In A Garbage Can

January 1, 2015

A 2-year-old Maltese mix named Edgar, who was found abused in a garbage can in a Detroit alley, has found a new home after a long road to recovery.

The Michigan Humane Society (MHS) first learned of Edgar on Sunday, March 9, when a concerned citizen, who was walking his dog, called the MHS Cruelty Investigation Hotline after he found the little white dog in a garbage can. The passerby was alerted to the dog’s presence when he heard whimpering coming from the trash can.

In nearly two months at MHS, Edgar was treated for multiple medical ailments including severe urine burns, which are indicators of long-term neglect, and an upper respiratory infection.

Once healthy, Edgar was placed up for adoption and found his forever home on Wednesday, April 16.

“Something was just pulling at my heart saying, ‘you need to go get this dog,’” said Cindy Nelson-Pouget, Edgar’s adopter. “The Michigan Humane Society has saved this little guy’s life and is saving a ton of animals’ lives.”

Your support allows MHS to treat animals with special medical needs, like Edgar, and help them find their forever homes. Please donate today.

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