Man charged with abandoning dogs pleads not guilty
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STRATFORD -- Bentley Valdez pleaded not guilty Friday.
He faces dozens of misdemeanor charges for allegedly abandoning and failing to feed 22 dogs on his property here.
Police say they removed those dogs -- nine of them dead -- from the property, and turned the live ones over to the Humane Society.