UPDATE: The Asbury Park Press reported that police have arrested the couple they originally called "good samaritans" who claimed to have found Morgan and brought this poor boy in to AHS. According to NBC News, Keith Morgan, 55, and his wife, Shauna, 44, of Brick Township, were both charged with animal cruelty. The dog's real name is Samurai.
Associated Humane Societies (AHS) is offering a $500 reward for the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for a horrendous act of animal cruelty toward an older male dog.
A motorist saw a moving garbage bag tied shut on the side of Belmar Blvd. in Wall Township. Inside, he found the unthinkable: a dog in an unimaginably terrible condition suffering from long-term abuse.
The staff shaved the dog's coat, which was soaked with urine and feces. Underneath the coat were sores, open wounds, and urine scalding.
The dog, now being called Morgan, a Cocker Spaniel determined to be about 8 years old, was brought to Red Bank Veterinary Hospital for emergency care, which they are providing and donating at no cost. There they determined he has severe ear infections, skin infections, and other issues. He was given antibiotics, pain medication, and fluids for dehydration.
Donations to the Res-Q Fund can be made here, or checks can be sent to Red Bank Veterinary Hospital, 197 Hance Avenue, Tinton Falls, New Jersey 07724 for his future care. Be sure to indicate your donation is for Samurai.
We cannot imagine how someone could be so cruel and heartless to do such a thing to an innocent animal. We hope Morgan fully recovers and finds a loving home where he can forget the torment he endured.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact the Monmouth County SPCA at (732) 312-7153.
We will update with any new information as it becomes available. Click here to watch News 12 New Jersey video.
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