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Animal advocates unhappy over sentence for abuser

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Rosalba Flores, the woman who was found to have tied a poodle-mix puppy to a post in her backyard and left it there for months — to grow, suffer and starve as the rope cut deeply into its neck, walked away from Madera Superior court a free woman.

The 53-year-old Flores did not receive any jail time in the Friday proceedings, but was fined a total of $6,082, and sentenced to time served, 400 hours of community service and three years probation.

She had pleaded no contest to felony animal cruelty.

The California penal code for felony animal cruelty allows for a sentence of up to 180 days in jail, according to authorities...


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