By Mike Schuh

BALTIMORE (WJZ)– About a month ago, Howard County asked for help in a case involving a puppy that was locked up in a plastic container and left for dead.

RELATED: Police Investigating Puppy Abuse Case After Dog Was Left For Dead

But now, Mike Schuh reports, there’s an update with good news.

“I’ve been here 44 years and I’ve never seen anything like that,” one neighbor said.

The abuse happened in Columbia.

“What does it take to give an animal some water? We don’t live in a war zone here,” said Jill Eberhart.

Police are looking to press charges.

“We really are depending on the public to take a look at these photos and think about someone you might know who had a puppy who doesn’t at this time,” said Sherry Llewellyn, with Howard County Police.

Eddy, the puppy, is in better health, thanks to animal control and animal handler, Taylor Hawkins.

“I took him home every night and made sure he got his medication,” Hawkins said.

Eddy is fatter, happier, much healthier.

“As the weeks went on he got much better, he’d wake up in the middle of the night and be like, ‘come play with me, wake up.’ He is a completely brand new puppy.”

“He is dong everything that a normal puppy should be doing at this point in his life. He’s extremely happy and that’s all that we could ask for,” she said.

Though Eddy is doing well, police are asking for information they need to track down the near-killer of the little guy.

If you have any info that would be of value, please call Animal Control at (410) 313-2780 or email them at

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