Investigation into Gilbert dog deaths, 911 calls released - New York News

Investigation into Gilbert dog deaths, 911 calls released

Posted: Updated:
  • Investigation into Gilbert dog deaths, 911 calls releasedMore>>

  • Dog put down after stay at Green Acre boarding facility

    Dog put down after stay at Green Acre boarding facility

    20 dogs died at a kennel in Gilbert and the owner says they did of heat exhaustion after one of the dogs chewed through a cord that powered the air conditioning unit. But the dogs' owners don't buy that story and they continue to search for answers. One family has come forward about the condition of their dog after staying at Green Acre in 2013. FOX 10's Kristen Keogh reports. 6/29/14
    20 dogs died at a kennel in Gilbert and the owner says they did of heat exhaustion after one of the dogs chewed through a cord that powered the air conditioning unit. But the dogs' owners don't buy that story and they continue to search for answers. One family has come forward about the condition of their dog after staying at Green Acre in 2013. FOX 10's Kristen Keogh reports. 6/29/14
PHOENIX (KSAZ) - Concern and confusion, that's what 911 calls revealed from people who left their dogs at a Gilbert boarding facility.

20 of the dogs died this weekend when caretakers say a dog chewed through an electrical cord which powered the air conditioning.

"I don't think you understand this, you idiot, how could you do this? All you have to do was watch a dog, you killed multiple dogs," said a caller.

Tense and emotional 911 calls were made outside of the Gilbert boarding house when many owners first discovered their dogs had died.

"I am trying to get my dogs now, and he won't give them to me," said another caller.

Other owners who were told their pets had run away also called in looking for help, "I was just curious if you had happened to run across or if someone called in a bunch of dogs missing," said a caller.

Meleisa Hughes explained her husbands lie about the dogs running away. "He panics, he told a lie, and when asked by the sheriff department he immediately corrected his mistake."

"If anyone of you has never told a lie in your entire life feel free to judge him on that," she said.

Jesus Cabrales lost his dog Sonny, but unlike many of the other dog owners who were first told about the deaths on Saturday he got a voicemail on Friday morning.

"Hey Jesus, this is Todd with Green Acre's, I need to talk to you as soon as you can," said Cabrales.

After Friday came the two talked.

"I'm sorry Jesus I have got some bad news, I think either your dog, or my dog chewed through the drywall, and one of them bit the wire which cut off the a/c, so they didn't have air all night, and they died of heat exhaustion," recalled Cabrales.

That Friday night at the Green Acre facility Jesus demanded to see where the accident happened. He never saw the room in the MCSO photos where investigators say the dogs were being kept.

"I just tell him straight up, are you lying to me, tell me the truth, what really happened? And he said that is what happened, and I'm sorry, that is what happened," he said.

Sonny also had wounds on his legs and paws, how and when those happened isn't clear.
Didn't find what
you were looking for?

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Suspect, rookie officer both wounded in gunfire

    Suspect, rookie officer both wounded in gunfire

    Sunday, August 31 2014 10:11 PM EDT2014-09-01 02:11:38 GMT
    Authorities say an early morning gunfire exchange on a Brooklyn street has left the suspect hospitalized and a police officer with a graze wound.
    Authorities say an early morning gunfire exchange on a Brooklyn street has left the suspect hospitalized and a police officer with a graze wound.
  • New MTA bus routes take effect

    New MTA bus routes take effect

    Sunday, August 31 2014 9:51 PM EDT2014-09-01 01:51:36 GMT
    MTAMTA
    The MTA has new bus routes throughout the 5 boroughs. 
    The MTA has new bus routes throughout the 5 boroughs. 
  • 3 hurt in lightning strike as storms batter NYC area

    3 hurt in lightning strike as storms batter NYC area

    Sunday, August 31 2014 9:47 PM EDT2014-09-01 01:47:41 GMT
    Heavy thunderstorms swept through the tri-state on Sunday causing flash floods and lightning strikes that injured 3 people. The three men were struck at Orchard Beach in the Bronx Sunday afternoon and were being treated at a local hospital. Meanwhile, various Labor Day weekend celebrations were interrupted, delayed and even canceled as the U.S. Open tennis tournament had to be postponed and the Electric Zoo musical festival on Randall's Island had to be prematurely shut down.
    Heavy thunderstorms swept through the tri-state on Sunday causing flash floods and lightning strikes that injured 3 people. The three men were struck at Orchard Beach in the Bronx Sunday afternoon and were being treated at a local hospital. Meanwhile, various Labor Day weekend celebrations were interrupted, delayed and even canceled as the U.S. Open tennis tournament had to be postponed and the Electric Zoo musical festival on Randall's Island had to be prematurely shut down.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices