Woman accused of leaving dogs in SUV to die a no-show for court
May 21, 2018 05:56 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The woman at the center of an extreme case of animal cruelty was supposed to be arraigned Monday, but she did not show up for her court appearance.
According to authorities, Sara Mauter was hired to transport five dogs to the owner's new home in Texas back in April. Mauter allegedly never made it that far. Instead, police say surveillance video shows Mauter abandoning the SUV with those dogs inside and the windows rolled up.
Mauter was nowhere to be found until she was arrested in the Phoenix area several days later. Mauter was brought back to Albuquerque to face charges, but she didn't have to stay in jail because a judge denied a request to hold her until her trial.
She was expected to show up for her arraignment Monday morning, but she did not appear. She faces six counts of extreme animal cruelty.
Judge Alisa Hart issued a warrant for failure to appear.
Meanwhile, the owner of the five dogs is being held in the Metropolitan Detention Center. Annette Rosenow was arrested and booked into the Bernalillo County jail on Friday.
Documents show that she failed to call into court on 60 animal-related charges in Torrance County. She'll be held until she can appear before a judge.
Updated: May 21, 2018 05:56 PM
Created: May 21, 2018 08:46 AM
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