Shelter Brings Discarded Puppy Back From Brink Of Death

Just over a month ago, an emaciated puppy, discarded in a plastic container, was discovered in Columbia, Maryland. The abandoned puppy, dubbed “Eddy,” was in dismal condition when he was found.

On March 27, the Howard County Animal Control and Adoption Center issued a press release about the heartbreaking discovery of the 10-week-old puppy:

The Howard County 911 Center received a call March 25 around 4 p.m. from a resident on Braeburn Road who reported finding a storage container in a grassy area in the neighborhood. The caller advised that the lid was drilled with holes and inside the container was an emaciated puppy that could not stand or move. She reported the container was not at that location earlier in the day, but had been placed there sometime before the afternoon. An animal control officer responded and took the dog to an emergency clinic.

Fast forward to today – Eddy no longer resembles the skeletal, lethargic puppy who was abandoned. Today, thanks to caring shelter staff, especially the efforts of Taylor Hawkins, an animal handler for the shelter who took the pup home each night for specialized care, Eddy is a healthy and happy puppy.

Earlier this week, the shelter announced that Eddy was healthy enough to be made available for adoption…one day later, the best news possible was shared with followers of the Howard County Animal Control and Adoption Center Facebook followers:

Great news everyone, Eddy went to his Forever Home today! He will be enjoying his days snuggling with his new family and playing with his new doggy sister. We are so happy for his new beginning.

(Images via Howard County Animal Control and Adoption Center)

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Penny Eims

Penny is a freelance writer who provided content to her National Dog News column at for 8 years. She is a current contributor to Fido Friendly Magazine, as well as a newly formed website, Pet Rescue Report. Penny is married and she has two rescued German shepherds and two kids.

1 comment

  1. JERRY EDELMAN says:

    AWESOME news. Sadly far too many shelters would have given up on this guy, saying that the humane thing to do would have been to kill him. There is NOTHING HUMANE about killing an animal who hasn’t even been given a chance to live. Kudos to this shelter and the dedicated staff that fought for his life. HAPPY TAILS FOR EDDY and his new beginning.

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