Small Dog Found Freezing to Death in Garbage Can

Someone put the dog in the trash can. We need to take action, make sure this doesn’t happen again. The abuser needs to be brought to justice.

On Nov. 30, 2015, The Michigan Humane Society (MHS) rescued a black Pomeranian-mix dog from a garbage container located on the 19000 block of Harned in Detroit. The dog was almost lifeless, had extensive injuries and was almost frozen to death. Rescuers rushed him to a veterinarian but unfortunately it was too late to save the dog’s life.

Photo credit: Michigan Humane Society
Photo credit: Michigan Humane Society

According to Detroit Free Press, the abused dog purposely tossed in the container and left to die was found around 8:15 a.m. A resident called to report the abandoned dog and said it was unclear if the pet was still alive.

When MHS workers arrived, the dog was clinging to life. An MHS Detroit Center for Animal Care veterinarian examined the pooch and determined the dog’s injuries were beyond repair. It was best put the dog to sleep and end his suffering.

Photo credit: Michigan Humane Society
Photo credit: Michigan Humane Society

“Someone put the dog in the trash can.” said Debby MacDonald, MHS Chief Cruelty Investigator. “There is no way he got in there by himself. [This abuse is] unacceptable, and it needs to be unacceptable to us as a community. We need to be a voice for these animals, we need to take action to make sure this doesn’t happen again. We need to make sure the person who is responsible for this is brought to justice.”

There is a $2,500 reward offered by the Humane Society for anyone with information that leads to an arrest. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Michigan Humane Society Cruelty Investigation Department at 313-872-3401.

343 thoughts on “Small Dog Found Freezing to Death in Garbage Can

  1. So damn sad. That poor baby! I hope they find and punish the evil thing that did this! I just cannot believe the cruelty to these poor animals.

  2. OMG!!!! NOW THAT IS JUST HORRIBLE. POOR LITTLE PUP. ITS A MIRACLE THE DOG WAS STILL BREATHING AT ALL AND ALIVE. AS COLD AS THE NIGHTS GET LATELY.HOPE THEY FIND THE LOW LIFE SCUM WHO DID THAT TO HIM (OR HER?)

  3. So heartbreaking and maddening.
    What kind of sick demented waste of space damages then puts a dog in the trash to die especially a tiny defenceless one?!
    I’m a strong believer in karma and in this case I truly hope karma bites them in the arse.

  4. This is what I’m praying for, this sweet angel is now in Heaven, wrapped in the arms of God. So sad he or she was not loved, and so horrible that he or she’s life had to end this way because of heartless, horrible monsters. RIP little one ???

  5. bless .little guy who didn’t deserve this at all no words for this kind of hurt and pain .this is wrong now let do something about this

  6. I can’t even bear to look at this and read it. But I did. I am sick… If I could I would get this person , beat the living sh** out of him/her then I would put them in a freezer and shut the door .. Locked! Sick bastard!! This poor precious pup.. How it suffered!!

  7. OMG this makes me want to bawl my eyes out. How could anyone do such a horrible thing to this sweet dog. I am so sickened by this. RIP little fur baby. <3

  8. This is a sad story, but I can’t read it as the page immediately opens skybet or some other junk page. Only on life with dogs…

  9. I really don’t understand how people can be so heartless!!! Here i am bundling up my furbabies in for there potty…and people are abandoning babies in the cold ? breaks my heart

  10. I guess these horrible people think that, if they don’t have to watch a dog die, then they won’t feel the guilt….or something equally stupid!

  11. Inhuman Bastard who need to found to ill treat such an innocent puppy. This Bastard need to be taught a harsh lesson and stone to death. R.I.P. puppy, you are now in a better place, run wild, run free.

  12. I thought we were supposed to be a nation of animal lovers. What kind of derranged person did this. If this person is tracked down don’t just fine them put them in a hard prison and let the inmates do their worst. May the little fellow find a good loving forever home.

  13. I’m so sick of hearing how many ppl abuse and abandoned animals if u dnt want them or want to take care of them anymore then give them to a loving and caring home that will love them and take care of them cause that’s the right thing to do no animal deserves to be abandoned or mistreated in any manner So i hope whoever did this to this dog gets punished cause it’s not right for them to do this to this dog…

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