Sammy the Dog owners Shauna Kennedy-Morgan and Keith Morgan will not go to jail

Keith and Shauna Morgan claimed they found Sammy covered in matted fur and filth inside a trash bag. (3/18/14)

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.

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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.

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