Dog Dies In Asbury Park After Being Left Out In The Heat

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ASBURY PARK – Two city residents have been charged with animal cruelty after two Pit Bulls were left out in the sun with no water or shade on Wednesday, resulting in the death of one of the dogs, police said.

Juanita White, 48, owned the dogs and Davina L. Kearney, 30, was watching the dogs, named Boogie and Monster, at her home on Ridge Avenue, Monmouth County SPCA Chief Victor Amato said. Both women were charged with animal cruelty.

“[The dogs] tried to save themselves by digging holes in the ground over a foot and a half deep to get out of the sun,” Amato said.

Monster tried to jump a chain link fence to reach shade in a neighbours yard and hung himself, Amato said, while Boogie was chained to the fence and alive when police arrived after a neighbour alerted authorities.

“These two dogs in that back yard no doubt barked and cried for a long time before the one died,” Amato said.

Both women were charged with failure to provide proper shelter, failure to provide proper water, procuring the death of the dogs and were released on their own recognizance.

Amato said people need to use common sense with animals and the heat.

“If it’s too hot for you, it’s too hot for the dogs”

News Link:-http://www.nj.com/monmouth/index.ssf/2013/07/dog_dies_in_asbury_park_after_being_left_out_in_the_heat.html

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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

UPDATE: Drowned Dog on Fair Haven Shore

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SPCA Chief Law Enforcement Officer Buddy Amato told the Asbury Park Press Thursday that the cause of death is not definitely intentional drowning, as reported earlier.

 Fair Haven police and the Monmouth County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MCSPCA) are investigating a an apparent animal cruelty case involving a dead dog in its portable kennel case that washed up on the shores of the Navesink River Tuesday morning.

Fair Haven police, on Wednesday, had no further information on the incident. On Thursday, Detective Lt. Jesse Dykstra confirmed that new information reported by the Asbury Park Press, was “spot on.” He offered no further information.

The new information included reports that the breed of the dog that washed up in the kennel at the end of Grange Avenue, initially reported as a bulldog, was, in fact, identified as a dachshund, by examiners at the NJ Department of Health’s animal lab, according to the report in the Asbury Park Press.

SPCA Chief Law Enforcement Officer Victor “Buddy” Amato also initially told the Asbury Park Pressthat it appeared that the dog, which was wearing no ID or microchip, was “dumped in the water alive inside the carry kennel and it drowned.”

He later conceded that the exact cause of death has not yet been determined; and, whether or not the dog was intentionally drowned is not clear. The dog could have been the product of a boating accident or several other scenarios.

In the meantime, many tips have filtered in to the police and SPCA and interviews have been conducted since the dog was discovered in a state of decomposition, when a neighbor spotted the carrier on the shore of the river.

News Link:-http://rumson.patch.com/articles/police-spca-drowned-dog-on-fh-shore

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