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Sentencing in animal-cruelty case postponed

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Sentencing has been postponed in the felony animal cruelty case of Rosalba Flores, who has pled guilty in the case of “Clover,” a small poodle mix she kept tied to a post in her back yard. She is alleged to have left him there for several months, matted and filthy, allowing him to suffer as he grew from puppyhood, with a plastic rope used as a collar cutting deeply into the flesh of his neck.

The dog was rescued in late December by City of Madera animal control officers, who said the frail dog appeared to have suffered while in the Flores backyard, in the 300 block of Harding Street.

The dog later died due to complications of tetanus shortly after being rescued, in spite of emergency surgery and treatment at two veterinary hospitals.

The sentencing for Flores was rescheduled Thursday for 9:30 a.m. June 1 in Department 9 of Madera County Superior Court...


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