Photos: Inside the Gilbert Dog-Boarding Facility Where 20 Dogs Died

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The electrical wiring supposedly gnawed-through by one of the dogs.


The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office has released photographs of the Green Acres Boarding Facility, where 20 dogs died late last week.

The dogs supposedly died from a lack of air conditioning, and several of the photos show the dead dogs arranged in a shed on the property.

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The dogs' deaths has been described as an accident -- a result of a dog chewing through electrical wiring, killing the electricity and thus the air conditioning, leading to many of the dogs dying from heat exhaustion by Friday morning.

However, several of the dog owners don't believe that, and Sheriff Joe Arpaio has said that he doesn't really believe the story provided by the owners and the two caretakers, the son and daughter-in-law of Senator Jeff Flake.

"Even the veterinarian I met . . . agrees that the timeline given by the owners and caretakers is highly suspect," Arpaio said.

Additionally, the owners initially lied to some of the owners, telling them that their dogs had simply run away. Arpaio says MCSO is "going to conduct a professional investigation."

However, so far, there haven't been any arrests, and as a dog owner, it's difficult to look at the pictures and think that it's possible no one will be punished for this.

The photos are on the next page, as we warn you again, some of the photos are of the dead dogs:



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jbp1971
jbp1971

#gilbert23 rest in peace sweet dogs

chaniva28
chaniva28

This is supposed to be an air conditioned room yes most of the dogs in the pictures are panting and the paint is on the inside edge of the plaster and inside the wall. A dog did not do this at all. It would take a lot longer than 7 hrs for these dogs to die and the decomposition of these animals tells me they were dead for a long time before being placed in the horrible shed. These people need to be charged with animal crulty and neglect and the sure as hell shouldn't have foster children!

mysts37
mysts37

First;who the fuck would board their dog there? the place looks like a dirty disgusting hellhole? Do owners not walk through and check out the place before they board their dogs there? you get what you pay for people

mysts37
mysts37

First off,who the fuck would board their dog there? its filthy and disgusting!

Sheridan101
Sheridan101

RIP MY POOR BABY MACI. THEY TOOK AT 3 YEARS YOUNG, AND MY HEART IS SHATTERED. I WILL FOREVER MISS YOUR BIG SMILE AND YOUR FLUFFY WHITE HUGS. REST IN PEACE MY ANGEL. I WILL MEET YOU AT THE GATE SOMEDAY.

aspurlin
aspurlin

Well looks like you can add animals to the things the Flake family hates 


Sen. Jeff Flake’s high school–aged son Tanner used Twitter to threaten the “faggot” who stole his bike that he “will find you, and … will beat the crap out of you,” joked about an acquaintance stealing one-liners because he’s Jewish, and went by the name “n1ggerkiller” in an online game.

A source points out that Flake’s YouTube comments are also littered with offensive language. A preliminary review of the hundreds of comments shows he repeatedly called other users “nigger” and “faggot,” called Mexicans the “scum of the Earth,” and on several occasions bragged that his father is a member of Congress.

Kyle Hague
Kyle Hague

this is so awful that even Matthew Hendley feels bad for them...

Tara Bentley
Tara Bentley

There's a special place in hell for people like this. .

Tara Adams
Tara Adams

Its hard to think anyone could not feel awful about this - much those who would be in business to watch pets. Scary

deb14_1966
deb14_1966

How did the paint get on the inside wall if the dog chewed the hole? Looks like the "hole" or more of a square, was there when the room was painted.

Christine Bell Erlandson
Christine Bell Erlandson

I am saddened the more I read. The dogs were deceased for so long, and they were still taking more dogs in. Swift justice needs to be served.

Lacey Krambeer
Lacey Krambeer

:( my boarding facility has cameras I can access 24/7, otherwise I wouldn't leave by babies there. RIP to these pets, this should not have happened.

Karole Biebl
Karole Biebl

lock them up and throw away the key. this place needs to shut down.

Carla Smith
Carla Smith

This is beyond horrible. That room is filthy with no apparent resting areas such as beds or furniture. As a veterinarian, I believe the timeline given does not add up. I hope we find out what really happened to these dogs. They and their families deserve it.

Michelle Sheldon
Michelle Sheldon

So sad. The lies the owners told to the pet parents. There's no way these pets weren't being neglected while there. There's no way 20 animals died just because the electric was out. People should have been going there to feed, water and let the pups out for potty breaks. The story doesn't make sense. I hope there are some arrests made. Breaks my heart. So sad for the pet parents that trusted this place. - from a past groomer/kennel worker

leslieann004
leslieann004

I'm not from there I live in Ct I the suppose sparks have following up constant this dog killers need to go to jail first of all the picture with the wire exposed you tell that been like that for a while she claims the dog chewed it there's no dog scratches on the wall and looking good at the wire there no dog bite marks on it and the wire looks like it's been expose for a long time I can tell my dog that I rescued she was being use as a bait dog and beaten with a cord she will chew threw ever cord I had expose and I can tell that cord haven't been chewed and there's no black smoke sign from the suppose sparks and the breaker would have shut down so this is all BS then she has the nerve to use her foster kids in that stupid interview if your gonna talk to reporters why your gonna have a foster child with you to use that poor child as bait so people can feel sorry for you and she haves the nerve to say speak with the governor or the senator they know what time of person I'm please sicko just by watching that interview I can see your true Color's you were just running a Hitler camp for dogs you don't have love for any dog you just got greedy and couldn't stop THE STATE NEEDS TO STOP PAYING HER AND TAKE THIS KIDS AWAY .If she couldn't care for this dogs that are way easier to care for then a child then she should be fostering this is all political cover up properly that why she has so many foster kids and not paying taxes and how the hell she's fostering if her husband has a record I just hope and pray that the sheriff does what he said his gonna do and not let politics interven with this investigation and the Irs gets involve to for her not doing her taxes and not claiming her slaughter house Prayers from me and my 6 furbabies and Connecticut that justice is served I hope they loose everything I don't like to wish bad thinking to anyone but when it comes to animal cruelty as a huge animal lover and I have rescued my 6 babies I wish them the worse and I hope some day they rot in hell and no peace comes to them that everyday they live in pain the same way this poor dogs passed away My condolences go out to all this the moms and dad's that last a dog I will keep praying that justice will come

Gary Deyoung
Gary Deyoung

RIP, I think we need to push for stricter kennel regulations.

Niki Toland
Niki Toland

Sickening! I hope their is a god, because these people deserve to burn in he'll!

Kat4Animals
Kat4Animals

i really dont know where to post this as i do not have facebook so if someone would help spread this message and/or let me know where else to post... thanks.


Ok, People, Go to Zilliow. com and put in Green Acre address-  15723 E Appleby Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85298 -look at the pics posted for the sale of the house last year...

I studied them A Lot! I looked at the placement of doors, type of flooring, washer/dryer location... etc ... Hope others do this too, I have concluded that the room the doggies were in in the pics posted  from the Sheriff, is Not in the very front of the house, is Not the room where we are/were led to believe and told that the dogs were housed. I found that the room where doggies were has No Windows and 3 doors. One door to the outside back of house -white door, one to that front room where we see the ac unit now-blue and white door, and one to the laundry room -tan door 1/2 with slide up window which is the only possible way to get ventilation to the room (from what i studied). That door that goes to the laundry room, the window was down when pic was taken of dogs however it was up when another pic taken with at least on sheriff in the dog room and that pic was taken from the laundry room. Maybe it was very stinky and hot... did anyone hear of sheriff complain or comment on smell and heat of room? 


Carole Magary
Carole Magary

This is atrocious. They would need body guards if it was my dog!

Sheena Anderson
Sheena Anderson

That was so sad.. I can't believe they lied to the owners first saying the dogs ran away...

salmo60
salmo60

No doubt Senator Flake or his minions are talking to Joe Arpaio promising the old geezer more Federal funds if this investigation "disappears".  

bluebike
bluebike

We live up the street from them and since they moved in they could not keep the dogs contained. They were always getting out and coming into my yard. They would come looking for the clients dogs but never for there own dogs that would roam the neighborhood.

Jen Smith
Jen Smith

The wall where the chewed wiring is, has a very telling picture. They claim a dog chewed through the drywall, THEN chewed the electrical wiring. The paint on the wall is blue. That same paint can be seen on the INSIDE of the wall and there is even some on the wiring itself. That opening in the wall was there the last time they painted. The owners are lying about it just occurring. So at a minimum, they are negligent for leaving exposed wiring.

Kat4Animals
Kat4Animals

probably the reason for blood is cuz the dogs body were getting all bloated and bodily secretions come out i think after being dead for while. :(

Beth
Beth

This Flake kid disgusts me!  What a creep! His so called wife her name is Logan is a sick creep too. Not calling a vet was a big mistake, a few of them were still clinging to life.   This whole scenario is a pathetic cover up! Why are the dogs laying in blood?  Vomit maybe, but blood? COME ON!  This place is a house of horrors. No telling how many animals they've tortured and killed over the years. My prayers go out to the grieving families! If they'd of done this to my dogs I wouldn't sleep again until the morons are behind bars.  Dear GOD, Please provide the families and these dogs with swift justice!!!!!

Cynthia Kostmerchock-Kroll
Cynthia Kostmerchock-Kroll

In the pics, this wiring is already exposed before any fire!!!!! I dont know who would look at this place and think it is ok to leave your dog there!!!! These people need to be prosecuted for animal cruelty!!!!! Get em Joe Arpaio!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jennifer Salazar
Jennifer Salazar

Thanks Jon. These people are DISGUSTING. I definitely knew there were other stories out there that haven't been told.

Patty Tusay
Patty Tusay

Now 30? All in one room that is murder. .

Lynne Couchman
Lynne Couchman

This place is awful. There is more to this story. Criminal Charges need to be filed. The sad fact is these boarding facilities are not regulated.

Susan Dowling Fox
Susan Dowling Fox

an 8 x 8 room with 28 dogs in it seems like a recipe for disaster.

Jaime Rudnicki
Jaime Rudnicki

why is that place so dirty? the shelves are brown and what is that can of paint or whatever it is in where the dogs are? and if they dies of heat why in the pics of the shed are most of the dogs laying in pools of blood? that doesn't happen from heat. you don't bleed out from heat exhaustion.

Kristina Bush
Kristina Bush

Extremely disturbing and I think somthing is being covered up in this story.

Sue Palen
Sue Palen

If this place was passable for them, they should not own an animal.

ambrephillips
ambrephillips

@mysts37 That room was not shown to the customers, none of them knew that their dogs would be put in there. it was supposed to be a cage free, roam around the yard all day type of deal. They were told that only 6-10 dogs would be there at one time, so obviously none of the dog owners saw that room because there were 28 dogs shoved in there.

Kat4Animals
Kat4Animals

@Sheridan101 My heart goes out to you and all. I saw Maci pic and your post about her on facebook tonight (i am not on fb) she was such a precious baby. She gave you love and she knew she was so  loved by you, Wow what a kind and loving being she was.

Kat4Animals
Kat4Animals

@Sheridan101 My heart goes out to you and all. I saw Maci pic and your post about her on facebook tonight (i am not on fb) she was such a precious baby. She gave you love and she knew she was so  loved by you, Wow what a kind and loving being she was.


LalalaLuna
LalalaLuna

And hurray for the site's double post!

pcgeekgurl
pcgeekgurl

There ARE no regulations, and that is part of the problem.  Apparently, you don't need a license, background check, nothing to open a kennel / boarding facility.  I feel it should be just like a child care center.  You need to be licensed, certified in some first aid, back ground checked, etc.  I know Sheriff Joe wants to focus on getting it regulated, and I hope he does.

jbp1971
jbp1971

there is a dog that was boarded there a few days before the tragedy with a cut and very swollen leg/foot...with that blue paint ALL OVER his body.  "he got into some paint" they said.  and barbed wire was the excuse for the cut and very swollen leg/paw.  

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