Madera police have arrested a woman on felony animal cruelty charges after a poodle mix was seized earlier this month from her home with a plastic rope deep in its neck.
Clover, the young poodle mix, was found tied to a post in the backyard of her home without adequate food, water, or shelter, according to animal control officers. The dog later died.
Rosalba Gil de Flores, 52, was arrested in the 300 block of Harding Street about 4 p.m. Thursday and was charged with two counts of felony animal cruelty. She was released later that evening after posting $1,000 bail, according to police.
Animal supporters crowded City Council chambers Wednesday night and demanded prosecution and justice for the small, frail dog that had been named “Lucky” Clover by the officer that rescued him...