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

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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

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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.

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