A crowd of animal supporters sat silently in the regular meeting of the Madera City Council, holding photos and banners of Clover, a young poodle mix dog that recently died after having a deeply embedded rope used as its collar.
The group spoke in the public comment session of the meeting Wednesday night, claiming animal cruelty cases are not seriously prosecuted in Madera. They demanded justice for the dog and accountability for the dog’s owner.
City of Madera Animal Control officers identified the dog’s owner as Rosalba Gil deFlores, and said a complaint recommending charges of felony animal cruelty against Gil deFlores was sent to the District Attorney’s office Thursday morning.
The dog was first seen and reported by a passerby Dec. 19 from the back alley of the home in the 300 block of Harding Street. It was rescued by animal control officers and rushed to a veterinarian...