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Couple pleads guilty in North Tonawanda dog abuse case

Joseph Barwick and Dorthy Adama pleaded guilty Thursday to animal cruelty.

NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. — A North Tonawanda couple charged with abusing 'Sam Sam' the dog has pleaded guilty.

Joseph Barwick and Dorthy Adama were in North Tonawanda City Court on Thursday. They pleaded guilty to animal cruelty.

Sam Sam was rescued after North Tonawanda Police said an anonymous tip led them to an emaciated dog in a cage earlier this month.

They will be sentenced in September. 

Sam Sam was adopted by another family and is doing very well. 

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