Starving puppy found abandoned in container in Howard Co.

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WASHINGTON — A starving puppy was found abandoned in a plastic storage container in Howard County, Maryland, on Saturday, and animal control is looking for more information on the case.

A resident near Braeburn Road in Columbia, Maryland, reported seeing a storage container drilled with holes in a grassy area of the neighborhood with “an emaciated puppy” inside at around 4 p.m. on March 25, Howard County police said Monday in a news release.

A Howard County Animal Control officer took the dog to the emergency clinic.

According to veterinarians, the puppy appears to be a 10-week-old brindle pit bull that was “extremely malnourished.” The dog was covered in urine and feces, and also had open wounds and missing fur.

The puppy has been nicknamed “Eddy” and is responding to medical treatment.

Police said the shelter has already received requests to adopt the puppy.

Anyone with more information about this animal cruelty case is asked to call animal control at 410-313-2780 or email animalcontrol@howardcountymd.gov.

A 10-week-old puppy was found abandoned in a plastic storage container in Columbia, Md. Saturday. (Courtesy of Howard County Police Department)
A 10-week-old puppy was found abandoned in a plastic storage container in Columbia, Maryland on Saturday. (Courtesy of Howard County Police Department)

Veterinarians said the puppy, believed to be a brindle pit bull, was extremely malnourished, covered in urine and feces, was missing fur and had open wounds. (Courtesy of Howard County Police Department)
According to veterinarians, the puppy appears to be a 10-week-old brindle pit bull that was “extremely malnourished.” The dog was covered in urine and feces, and also had open wounds and missing fur. (Courtesy of Howard County Police Department)

Veterinarians said the dog, nicknamed "Eddy" has been responding well to medical treatment. The animal shelter has received multiple requests to adopt the puppy, according to the news release. (Courtesy of Howard County Police Department)
The puppy has been nicknamed “Eddy” and is responding to medical treatment. Police said the shelter has already received requests to adopt the puppy. (Courtesy of Howard County Police Department)

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A 10-week-old puppy was found abandoned in a plastic storage container in Columbia, Md. Saturday. (Courtesy of Howard County Police Department)
Veterinarians said the puppy, believed to be a brindle pit bull, was extremely malnourished, covered in urine and feces, was missing fur and had open wounds. (Courtesy of Howard County Police Department)
Veterinarians said the dog, nicknamed "Eddy" has been responding well to medical treatment. The animal shelter has received multiple requests to adopt the puppy, according to the news release. (Courtesy of Howard County Police Department)


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