“Sammy” dies at 19 years old

Sammy, Source Facebook

Monday afternoon Sammy died peacefully in his owners arms.  “Martin and I and so many many of you will never be the same after knowing Sammy. His soulful eyes, his sweet spirit that shone through his beautiful face. Yet in that little baby was such strength. Sammy Strong!”

Last March Sammy was “found” by Keith Morgan tied in a garbage bag along a Brick Township, NJ road.  As it turned out Morgan and his wife Shauna were his owners and later charged with animal cruelty.  Even though Sammy was on the brink of death neither served any jail time.

Sentence overturned in New Jersey cruelty case

Ocean County Superior Court Judge James Blaney overturned the 6 month jail sentence in the Sammy cocker spaniel case because the defendant was a diabetic. Instead Keith Morgan received 90 days house arrest and 2 years probation while his wife Shauna received 1 year probation and 30 days community service.