Owner of slain dogs faces charges herself
April 25, 2018 10:20 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – After five dogs left to die in an SUV, the woman hired to transport them is in jail.
Many questioned the owner of the dogs. Should she bear some responsibility for leaving her pets in the wrong hands?
That owner, Annette Rosenow, was already facing more than 60 animal-related charges out of Torrance County. There are now dozens more out of Bernalillo County.
Police say it began when Rosenow hired Sara Mauter to transport some of her dogs to Texas earlier this month. Five of those dogs ended up dead. Mauter ended up arrested and charged with extreme animal cruelty.
Just 24 hours before a handful of Rosenow's dogs were found dead, APD officers and animal welfare checked on Rosenow and her dogs at Los Altos Park in Northeast Albuquerque.
A criminal complaint shows officers counted more than 30 dogs in Rosenow's care, all of which allegedly did not have water, proper traveling kennels or proof of vaccinations. Officers reported one dog was limping and appeared matted. Rosenow refused to surrender that dog.
She also allegedly refused to show officers the inside of her moving truck. In the cab of that truck, officers say there were two litters of puppies.
According to the criminal complaint, Rosenow was told to leave the State of New Mexico or a warrant would be sought for the seizure of her animals. She now faces 72 total charges unsafe transportation and failing to properly license her dogs.
Court documents show Rosenow is now living in a small town in Texas between Houston and Austin. She is expected to appear in Metro Court in Albuquerque on May 11.
Created: April 25, 2018 10:20 PM
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