Neglected Cocker Spaniel Abandoned at Humane Society

"Pilgrim" before picture
“Pilgrim” before picture

Staff from the Waterford Humane Society discovered an abandoned cocker spaniel outside their facility Saturday morning.  They turned him over to Waterford Animal Control and named him Pilgrim.   Officer Robert Yuchniuk said Pilgrim’s hair was so dirty and matted he could barely walk.  Under sedation groomers Gina Garreffi and Caitlan Nadolny removed 7.6 lbs of feces matted fur.

“He now looks and feels 1,000 percent better,” Yuchniuk said. “I also want to thank Doctor Cathy Clark for administering a sedative shot to make the painful grooming process bearable for this guy. He did wonderful and is now back at the shelter smelling like shampoo!”

Facebook Group: My Cocker Spaniel

I decided to give the Groups app a try after hearing about on the news. I’m not much of a Facebook user but I like the sound of a “mini Facebook” just for cocker users.  I’m going to let our other administrators help me out since they’re more Facebook savvy than me.  We’ll see how it goes.  Our forum on will remain.  I plan on updating the forum with new software after New Years.

“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.