On August 3, 2017, a CCSPCA Humane Officer responded to a call regarding a Pit bull who had been run over by a pickup truck on a residential driveway in Caruthers, CA. The complainant stated the man in the vehicle did not stop to treat the dog and was concerned for its well-being. Upon arrival, the Humane Officer located Arliana Mora, who confirmed ownership of the Pit bull named Patron. Mora was aware Patron was sick and suffering, but claimed to be without the financial means to treat him.
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. 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, pays restitution, and refrains from owning animals.
CCSPCA is grateful for the ongoing support of the District Attorney’s office with animal cruelty cases.
CCSPCA is a non-profit organization that relies on donations for programs and services. The community is encouraged to help abused, neglected, and homeless animals through donations, fostering animals, or volunteering. For more ways to help CCSPCA, visit ccspca.com/support-the-ccspca.
To report animal cruelty and neglect in the Fresno area, contact CCSPCA at (559) 233-7722.