Last week, a severely neglected cocker spaniel was brought into the Associated Humane Society after he was reportedly found inside a sealed trash bag on the side of Belmar Boulevard in Wall Township, NJ. The dog was originally named Morgan, after the couple who claimed they found and rescued the dog. Sadly, the couple originally credited with the dog's rescue are now facing multiple counts of animal cruelty.
Keith and Shauna Morgan were arrested last Friday and will be charged with multiple counts of animal cruelty for neglecting and abandoning their severely matted and filthy cocker spaniel. The dog, who is now being called Samurai, was so matted that it was unlikely that he had been able to walk and move around normally for some time. He was covered in mats and feces, dehydrated, emaciated, and had a fever. Samurai had been forced to sit in his own filth for so long, that his paws were covered with urine burns.
The Morgans originally claimed that they found Samurai inside a sealed trash bag on the side of the road. However, it was later discovered that Samurai had been registered to the Morgans since 2007.
Samurai is still in poor condition, although he has proven to be a true fighter to have survived this long. He is currently being treated at the Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in Tinton Falls, NJ. He ate on his own for the first time yesterday, and was able to stand on his own for the first time today. You can keep up to date on Samurai's condition here.