A second cocker spaniel named Ady was surrendered on Thursday to the Monmouth County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals according to Victor "Buddy" Amato, Chief Humane Law Enforcement Officer.
According to the app.com, an anonymous tip sent humane officers over to the Sawmill Road, Brick, N.J. home of Keith Morgan, 56, and his wife Shauna Ewing Morgan. The couple voluntarily surrendered the three-year-old dog who was groomed and seemed in much better health than Samurai (Sammy) who continues to make a slow recovery at the Red Bank Veterinary Hospital.
“We could not allow the animal to stay at a residence where another animal had been found to have been neglected,’’ state Chief Amato.
A veterinarian will check Ady. No new charges against the couple are expected.
Meanwhile Sammy continues to make progress. Just last week he was found stuffed in a garbage bag covered in feces and urine. His coat was so matted together, he couldn't even get up. The Morgan's originally stated they found the elderly cocker spaniel on Belmar Road in Wall Township abandoned along the side of the road.
When authorities checked Sammy's records, they found the dog belonged to the Morgans; the very same couple who claimed to be Good Samaritans by rescuing the dog.
The Morgans have been charged with several counts of animal cruelty including abandonment, failure to provide sustenance, and causing unnecessary suffering to an animal. Keith Morgan has also been charged with hindering an investigation by giving false information.
The defendants are expected to be in an Ocean County court next week and also will be appearing in a Monmouth County court on April 9.
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