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Tiny Maltese rescued from Detroit trashcan showing improvement: Reward increased

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A tiny four-year-old Maltese mix was tossed into a trashcan near Grand River and Warwick Streets in Detroit last weekend. A man walking his dog heard the pitiful cries of an animal suffering and little Edgar was rescued by the Michigan Humane Society.

Read Edgar's original story by clicking here.

On Monday, the Michigan Humane Society's Facebook page updated Edgar's progress as showing signs of improvement. The little guy is currently on antibiotics and pain medication to help manage his condition. His recovery will be a slow one.

The Cruelty Investigation Department has offered a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the culprit who mistreated this dog. Authorities believe the dog suffers from long term neglect, and before he was thrown into the trash, Edgar likely had been confined to a small cage.

On Monday, a private citizen offered another $1,000 to be added to the reward. The Good Samaritan also donated a large amount to the Michigan Humane Society to pay Edgar's medical treatment.

Edgar is currently being cared for at the Detroit Center for Animal Care. Follow his progress on Facebook by clicking here.

Please continue to share his story and help to find the person(s) responsible for such an inhumane and cruel deed to an innocent dog. Be the voice for all "Edgars" and help to stop animal cruelty one pet at a time.

Please call (313)-872-3401 with any information. All leads will be kept confidential.

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