Animal cruelty linked to Sen. Jeff Flake’s son and his wife
By now most Arizona residents know about the tragedy of the heat induced deaths suffered by 23 dogs in an East Valley home-based kennel.
In death, the beloved pets have morphed into PETA approved, politically correct, “companion animals” in the daily’s editorial.
As authentic pet lover Sheriff Joe Arpaio investigates this horrific abuse case, the outlandish newspaper editorial uses this as an opportunity to slam the conservative they love to hate, with these words, ”But Maricopa County’s flamboyant sheriff needs to focus on the facts, not the drama.”
Todd Hughes the owner of the boarding facility, has been a bad actor throughout this despicable saga, lying about the number of dogs involved and claiming they merely ran away. No professional veterinarians were called to help. Instead, dying dogs were heartlessly hosed down in a crude attempt to cool them.
Nearly two dozen dogs were housed in a ten-by-ten laundry room.
But readers had to get to the twelfth paragraph in the seventeen paragraph editorial to find out that Hughes and his wife were out of town when the deaths occurred. The animals were being cared for by their daughter Logan and her husband, Austin Flake, the son of U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake. “This high-profile connection should not matter,” the editorial opines, “but it will raise public interest and attract enhanced scrutiny. Such are the wages of politics.”
And the newspaper’s sarcasm-laced references to the Sheriff? Obviously they are also simply the wages of politics — hate-filled, left wing politics —- the type the Arizona Republic has turned into an art form.
These MCSO press releases contain the facts, the newspaper claims to want:
June 23, 2014: Sheriff Arpaio Promises Full Investigation into Deaths of 20 Dogs in Gilbert, AZ Boarding Facility — — “No stone will go unturned”
June 26, 2014: Sheriff Arpaio Orders Mounted Posse to Assist in Search for Missing Dog from Gilbert Boarding Facility . . . Launches Helicopter to Aid in Ground Search Sheriff to Attend Saturday Vigil for Deceased Dogs
Although the newspaper will surely disapprove, we’ll share more Flake family values in this post, Generational Flakes, from one year ago regarding Tanner, another of Jeff Flake’s sons. In this case, Papa Flake rushed to the rescue, apologizing for his son‘s online spew of vile racist, anti-Semitic, and homosexual slurs. Tanner was nowhere to be found.
Will Sen. Jeff Flake now be moved to issue an apology to the grieving families for the slipshod care that resulted in the deaths of their beloved pets?
Thursday, July 24, 2014:
Dead rabbits found at Gilbert kennel where 23 dogs died
Two rabbits, who did not receive sufficient water on the hottest day of the year, have died at the Green Acre pet boarding facility in Gilbert. Temperatures reached 116 degrees.
This is the same kennel where nearly two dozen dogs died last month. After necropsies were performed on the some of the animals, the veterinarian concluded the cause of death was likely suffocation. There was no evidence that the dogs had chewed through air conditioner wires as the owners claimed. The dogs were crammed into a small, insufficiently cooled room, where they died.
“According to court documents, two people related to the property owners were in charge of the animals while the kennel operators were out of town.”
The Arizona Republic used these words to conceal the fact that U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake’s 21-year-old son, Austin, and daughter-in-law, Logan, were supposedly caring for the pets while her parents — the onsite owners —- were out of town.
Although the animal neglect and cruelty resulting in the deaths of the dogs in their care was horrific, the newspaper apparently doesn’t find their names even worthy of mention. We do.