Malnourished, Neglected Dog Recovering at Red Bank Animal Hospital: Second Dog Removed

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A malnourished Cocker Spaniel is slowly recovering after he was turned into the Associated Humane Society in Tinton Falls last week, covered in urine and with his fur so matted together it could not stand.

Sammy

Samurai, affectionately known as Sammy, took his first steps Monday at the Red Bank Veterinary Hospital, where officials said he has also started eating on his own again.

Victor Amato, the chief humane law enforcement officer for the Monmouth County SPCA, said Sammy has attracted international attention afterBrick couple turned him in claiming they found him in a garbage bag on the side of the road.

Officials later learned that the couple had actually owned him for at least nine years.

Amato said hundreds of people have been calling from around the world to wish Sammy well and inquire about adopting him. Those calls have come in from as far away as England, Japan and Australia.

“This dog has become a celebrity,” Amato said. “[He still] has a lot of hurdles to overcome.”

Sammy after his bath & clip

Amato said if Sammy does survive, the biggest problem would be determining who gets to adopt him.

Hospital officials call Amato every two hours with updates on Sammy, and Amato has also had several opportunities to see the dog, which is estimated to be 13 or 14 years old.

Keith Morgan, 56, and Shauna Ewing Morgan, 43, both of Brick, were charged with several counts of animal cruelty, Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office spokesman Charles Webster said Monday.

Sammy

Keith Morgan was charged in Tinton Falls with animal cruelty by abandonment of a sick or maimed animal and filing a false report with law enforcement. He was also charged in Brick with interfering with an investigation and animal cruelty by failure to provide sustenance and causing unnecessary suffering.

Shauna Ewing Morgan was charged in Tinton Falls with animal cruelty by abandonment of a sick or maimed animal and in Brick with animal cruelty by failure to provide sustenance and causing unnecessary suffering.

The couple was issued a disorderly persons summons and faces a maximum of six months in jail and $1,000 fine on each count.

News Link:-http://www.nj.com/monmouth/index.ssf/2013/03/video_photos_malnourished_neglected_dog_recovering_at_red_bank_animal_hospital.html#incart_river

Second dog removed from Brick couple accused of animal abuse

Ady was signed over to the Monmouth County SPCA on Thursday

Ady was signed over to the Monmouth County SPCA on Thursday

BRICK – A second dog was removed Thursday from the house of a Brick couple facing animal cruelty charges after authorities said they neglected their other dog.

The dog removed Thursday, a three-year-old Cocker Spaniel named Ady, was discovered at the house after an anonymous tip to authorities, said Victor Amato, chief humane law enforcement officer for the Monmouth County SPCA. The couple signed the dog over to the SPCA.

Amato said the dog was recently groomed and in better condition than the one the couple brought into Associated Humane Society in Tinton Falls last week.

Read more:-http://www.nj.com/monmouth/index.ssf/2013/03/second_dog_removed_from_brick_couple_accused_of_animal_abuse.html

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Animal Cruelty Suspect in Spring Valley Sought by County Authorities: Dog Found In Trash

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“WTF…only a cold-hearted non-feeling, inhumane bastard, could do something like this. The dog was alive when it was tied in a bag…& it was found alive…but euthanized due to its poor condition. Whoever owned this dog, knew it would suffer & slowly die; how fxxxxxg cruel is that? Who could do a thing like that?? Somebody must have seen this dog alive & in someone’s back yard at some point, it clearly wasn’t looked after properly while it was alive; it’s coat was very matted which would have been very noticeable! Who know’s what terrible abuse this poor dog suffered whilst alive, before being dumped & left to suffocate to death!! Did this person live near the school? Did they dump the poor dog from a car or on foot?”

“This dog was 10 years old…please think about it…have you noticed the neighbours dog has disappeared? Cocker spaniel’s are easily identified by their long ears, & shaggy coats, often curly hair which covers their whole body. However this owner totally neglected to brush the dogs coat. They are very placid dogs who love attention & love to give it, especially wet kisses…I have never met a Cocker Spaniel that hasn’t wanted lots of cuddles; they are an adorable breed, anyone who has one would agree with me!”

“Look around you, please anyone with any information, even if you think it is not linked; a neighbour may have said their dog died of natural causes or it was taken to vets due to illness…come on guy’s, unless this dog was locked in a basement for 10 years, never to be seen…somebody know’s who it belonged to. Please contact the numbers below. This person needs to be found & convicted; before they go buy another dog, which they will soon neglect!!”

A 10-year-old Cocker Spaniel was found in a trash bin at Mount Miguel High School. The animal’s condition was so severe, it had to be euthanized that same day.

The County of San Diego Department of Animal Services is looking for any witnesses or information regarding a severely neglected dog that was found in a large trash bin Saturday, Jan. 5 at Mount Miguel High School in Spring Valley.

Found alive in trash bin

The dog, a tan-coloured, 10-year-old neutered male cocker spaniel, was wrapped in a blanket and placed in a black plastic trash bag, which was tied shut and put in the school trash bin.

When found, the dog’s coat was so severely matted that it is likely the dog could not walk. The animal’s condition was so severe; he had to be euthanized at the Department’s animal care center in Bonita that same day. No medical intervention would have reversed the condition of the dog.  

Whoever did this horrific act needs to be found and held accountable,” said Animal Services Director Dawn Danielson.

If you saw anyone near the school dumpsters on Friday, Jan. 4 or Saturday, Jan. 5 dumping a large black plastic bag or have any information about this case, contact Deputy Director Dan DeSousa at (619)767-2624 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

A $1,000 reward is being offered by San Diego Animal Advocates for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for this dog’s suffering. If a suspect is identified, he or she could face felony animal abuse charges, punishable by imprisonment in state prison and a $20,000 fine.

News Link:-http://lamesa.patch.com/articles/animal-cruelty-suspect-in-spring-valley-sought-by-county-authorities

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