Local dog owner says she boarded dogs at Gilbert facility that h - New York News

Local dog owner says she boarded dogs at Gilbert facility that had 20 dogs die

Posted: Updated:
  • Local dog owner says she boarded dogs at Gilbert facility that had 20 dogs dieMore>>

  • 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
A dog owner came forward saying the Gilbert boarding facility, where 20 dogs died a week ago, took her two dogs in that very morning.

She claims they never even told her about the deaths.

The woman FOX 10 spoke to said she left her two mastiff's at the facility last Friday around 10:30 in the morning. Just five hours after the other dogs were discovered dead.

Now she is asking why the facility would take in her pets after such a tragedy?

Molly and Daisy are both large english mastiffs. The pet's owner Kathy, who asked us to hide her identity, said when she dropped her dogs off at the Green Acre Boarding Facility, a home that doubles as a kennel, she thought everything was fine.

"She explained that she treated them just like family, I was like this is a great fit," she said.

But in truth the dogs were kept in a 10 x 10 foot room with other dogs.

Kathy said she never saw the room, and she said the facility owners never told her that 20 dogs died there just the day before from apparent heat exhaustion.

The facility owners told Maricopa County Sheriff's Deputies that a dog had chewed through an electrical cord shutting down the air conditioner.

"Disheartening, and sad, that tragic, that all of those dogs died in a small 10 x 10 room where they should never have been in the first place," she said.

The facility owners say they were on vacation in Florida when it happened. Their son in law, Austin Flake and his wife were charged with caring for the pets that Thursday night.

"They were careless; they took way too many dogs; they had no business housing 10, 20, 30 dogs in the facility," said Kathy.

Kathy said the facility misled her when she dropped off the dogs Friday morning. She thought no more than 10 dogs would be there and the dogs would be housed with the family, not in the small room.

"Thankful I didn't drop them off a day earlier, and they weren't there. But my heart goes out to all the pet owners that did lose their dogs because they trusted them like I did," said Kathy.
Didn't find what
you were looking for?

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Friday Night Live: August 22, 2014

    Friday Night Live: August 22, 2014

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:34 PM EDT2014-08-23 02:34:20 GMT
    This is Fox 5's Friday Night Live, a weekly celebration of the end of the work week. All summer long, the Fox 5 team brings you the latest in entertainment, nightlife, food, and music in our area. In this episode: Ace Frehley, Big Sean, Week End Trends, and Chef Luca Manfé of MasterChef.
    This is Fox 5's Friday Night Live, a weekly celebration of the end of the work week. All summer long, the Fox 5 team brings you the latest in entertainment, nightlife, food, and music in our area. In this episode: Ace Frehley, Big Sean, Week End Trends, and Chef Luca Manfé of MasterChef.
  • Berg'n: new beer and food hall in Brooklyn

    Berg'n: new beer and food hall in Brooklyn

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:00 PM EDT2014-08-23 02:00:35 GMT
    The guys behind the Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg are at it again with a new food and booze venue called Berg'n, a new beer hall in Crown Heights. The place doesn't officially open until August 27, 2014, but owners Eric Demby and Jonathan Butler are giving it a test run for special guests, family, and the press.
    The guys behind the Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg are at it again with a new food and booze venue called Berg'n, a new beer hall in Crown Heights. The place doesn't officially open until August 27, 2014, but owners Eric Demby and Jonathan Butler are giving it a test run for special guests, family, and the press.
  • Giving your college-bound kids their space

    Giving your college-bound kids their space

    Friday, August 22 2014 9:31 PM EDT2014-08-23 01:31:50 GMT
    Going off to college is an exciting time for the entire family, especially for the upcoming freshman. But with technology, parents can be in touch all the time. What's too much and what's just enough? Freshman move-in day seems to be harder on the parents than the students at Stony Brook University.
    Going off to college is an exciting time for the entire family, especially for the upcoming freshman. But with technology, parents can be in touch all the time. What's too much and what's just enough? Freshman move-in day seems to be harder on the parents than the students at Stony Brook University.
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