Sammy owners agree to plea deal in Brick animal cruelty case

The couple charged with abusing and neglecting Sammy the dog has agreed to a plea deal in court. Keith and Shauna Morgan each pleaded guilty

Keith and Shauna Morgan each pleaded guilty to two charges of animal abuse.

Keith and Shauna Morgan each pleaded guilty to two charges of animal abuse. (8/19/13)

BRICK - The couple charged with abusing and neglecting Sammy the dog has agreed to a plea deal in court.

Keith and Shauna Morgan each pleaded guilty to their charges. Keith Morgan faces a count of animal abuse and cruelty and one count of filing a false report. Shauna Morgan pleaded guilty to two charges of abuse and neglect.

They could receive a maximum of six months in jail, and a $1,000 fine for each of those charges.

Sammy was brought to a Monmouth County shelter in March by his owners who said they found him in a trash bag. Investigators later discovered the Morgans actually owned the dog.

Supporters of Sammy were outside the court with signs, and were pleased with the outcome.

The Morgans are expected back in court within 60 days for sentencing.
 

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