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Edgar’s Story


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Edgar, before and after. On the left, Edgar is not only dirty and matted, he has the worst urine burns anyone at the shelter had seen. On the right, after his recovery, Edgar is handsome, happy and healed as he leaves the shelter for his new home with the woman who adopted him.


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 tells Edgar’s story:

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.

Edgar’s Adoption Day: