TOMS RIVER - The couple who admitted abusing a cocker spaniel that became the poster pup for animal abuse will not go to jail.

A judge in Toms River has overturned the six-month jail sentences of Shauna Kennedy-Morgan and Keith Morgan.

They were found guilty in an abuse case involving Sammy the Dog.

Morgan will serve 90 days of house arrest and Kennedy-Morgan was given one year of probation.

The judge said Keith Morgan's health issues, which include diabetes, were a factor in reducing his sentence.