The eight-year-old terribly neglected cocker spaniel found Thursday stuffed in a garbage bag and left to die along Belmar Ave. in Wall Township, N.J. is slowly making progress. The Red Bank Veterinary Hospital where Morgan/Samurai is recuperating, reported on Saturday that the little fighter has a very determined spirit.
Samurai, (Sammy) the dog's real name, didn't like his naso-gastric feeding tube and during the night coughed it out. The stubborn little pooch is now being fed tiny amounts of food via a syringe which he seems to be tolerating quite well.
Sammy has tried to stand, although he may need a few more days until he is strong enough.
The Red Bank Veterinary Hospital is not charging for Sammy's treatment, however a fund has been established for his future care.
In the very disturbing story that began on Thursday when Keith Morgan and his wife told authorities they found the abandoned dog stuffed in a garbage bag along the side of Belmar Ave., to the arrests of the very same couple who allegedly owned the dog, Sammy's neglected condition has brought tears to the eyes of even the most stoic and a heightened awareness of the tragedies of animal cruelty and neglect.
Sammy was taken to the Associated Humane Society in Tinton Falls for immediate treatment where he was shaved, cleaned and subsequently transferred to the Red Bank Veterinary Hospital for emergency lifesaving care.
Readers can follow Sammy's progress on the Red Bank Veterinary Hospital's Facebook page by clicking here.
Many thanks to Victor "Buddy" Amato, Chief Humane Law Enforcement Officer of the Monmouth County SPCA for consistently fighting for those who cannot speak.
If you would like to donate to Sammy's future care, checks can be sent to The Red Bank Veterinary Hospital, 197 Hance Ave., Tinton Falls, New Jersey 07724. Please be sure to note Morgan/Samurai Fund.
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