FRESNO, CA (KMJ) – A Caruthers Woman is convicted in an animal cruelty case.
Back in August 2017, a CCSPCA humane officer responded to a call regarding a pit bull who had been run over by a pickup truck on a driveway in Caruthers.
“Patron” was found by the humane officer on the driveway in an emaciated condition with visible ribs and hip bones, a genital growth, and infected wounds.
The pit bull was traced back to owner Mora.
Mora was aware Patron was sick and suffering, but claimed to be without the financial means to treat him.
Mora also claimed Patron had been recently attacked by stray dogs, but the wounds were at different stages of healing which indicated he had been suffering for some time.
Mora relinquished patron, who was then taken into custody for examination by CCSPCA’s veterinarian.
Medical staff determined Patron was not only malnourished and severely dehydrated, but was also suffering from infected dog bite wounds, broken teeth, a leg fracture, and more.
It was then determined patron had no chance for recovery or a good quality of life. he was immediately humanely euthanized.
Monday, January 13, 2020, Mora plead guilty to felony charges of animal cruelty and neglect.
However, her sentencing was postponed for one year and will be reduced to a misdemeanor if she attends humane education classes, pay restitution, and refrains from owning animals.
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