20 dogs die in Arizona heat after air conditioning kicks out on senator’s son

20 dogs die in Arizona heat after air conditioning kicks out on senator’s son
Article from CNN:

  • Sheriff’s deputies found the dead dogs piled up in a shed at a kennel
  • A senator’s son and his wife were watching the animals when they died
  • The kennel owners were out of town; they say it was an accident
  • The sheriff casts doubt on their story, so does a veterinarian

(CNN) — Heat. There’s been plenty of it to go around in Arizona these first days of summer — literally and politically — after the air conditioning went out at a dog kennel.

Sheriff’s deputies found 20 dead dogs piled up in a shed on Friday at Green Acres Dog Boarding Facility in Gilbert. The public shock over their deaths led a U.S. senator to issue a public statement on Monday.

As fate would have it, Republican Sen. Jeff Flake’s son, Austin, was minding the kennel, when the dogs died.

Green Acres is owned and operated by two of Flake’s relatives, Jesse and Maleisa Hug…………………continues on CNN
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Craigslist dog ad sparks public outrage, disappointment
Article from KHON2:

The Hawaiian Humane Society said it’s disappointed by a Craiglist ad to sell an adopted dog.

The society posted a photo on its Facebook page after Sally Mae, a 10-year-old Jack Russell, was adopted on Sunday. One hour later, an ad was posted on Craigslist offering to sell the dog for more than double what was paid in adoption fees.

The ad claimed the owner and her boyfriend were busy working two jobs and unable to take care of the dog. The ad asked for a $ 200 “rehoming” fee or best offer.

“It’s really disappointing to think that animals are really seen as a commodity versus your loving pet that’s part of your family so that’s really hard for us,” said Christina Kam, Hawaiian Humane Society’s communications and event coordinator.

Kam said she’s been trying to contact the person who adopted Sally Mae to find out if she is actually trying to sell the dog for a profit or just isn’t able to take care of her.

Kam said there is nothing the humane society can do to stop her at this point. “We’re just really imploring her to come and return Sally to us so we can just get here to a new home. She does have a medical condition,” she said.

The ad is already sparking public outrage on Craigslist and social media.

Humane officials say the act isn’t illegal. Adopters sign a contract with the Humane Society, but there’s nothing in there…………………continues on KHON2
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