Dog death: Double standard or equal treatment to Flake case?

Last week a 31-year-old Phoenix man who had temporary responsiblity for the care of his recently deceased brother’s dog was arrested for allowing the pet to dehydrate and ultimately die. The dog was caged outdoors and succumbed to heat related dehydration, according to a veterinarian’s post mortem examination.

The man told officers he had given the female pug food and water when he came home during his lunch break. When he returned later that day the dog was dead. He was arrested on a charge of animal cruelty and subsequently posted bond. His initial court appearance is set for Thursday, June 4.

He is not related to any politicians. 

Will he be treated in a similar manner to U.S. Senator Jeff Flake’s son Austin, and daughter-in-law Logan, who were solely responsible for the agonizing heat related deaths of nearly two dozen family pets entrusted to their care at Green Acre Dog Boarding in Gilbert? The pets were crammed into a small room overnight without food, water or air-conditioning. As the horrific situation unfolded, numerous lies were told to the pet owners.

The now closed facility, advertised as “cage free,” was owned by Logan Flake’s vacationing mother and step-father. That appalling incident took place just a year ago this month. Both couples were indicted by a Maricopa County Grand Jury. Defendants Austin and Logan Flake were each charged with 21 felony counts and 7 misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals. Todd and MaLeisa Hughes, Logan Flake‘s parents were also charged.

Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, who saw his future political ambitions evaporating before his eyes, diddled and dawdled over this problematic case, finally dismissing all 21 felony counts and 7 misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty against Austin and Logan. To express their gratitude, they’re now suing the taxpayers of Maricopa County seeking $8 million to resurrect their formerly pristine reputations, claiming they were targeted and their sterling characters were besmirched by the investigation. 

Will the Phoenix man caring for his brother’s pet get the same kid glove treatment if his case is forwarded to the Maricopa County Attorney?


13 Responses to Dog death: Double standard or equal treatment to Flake case?

  1. Vince says:

    If anyone thinks this guy will get the same easy treatment as the idiotic and money grubbing Flakes, they need their heads examined. Bill Montgomery’s future political aspirations are not hinged to this nobody.

  2. Anthem Al says:

    I read the report. He’s already paid $500 in bail on what will probably be charged as a misdemeanor. By returning home at lunchtime to feed and provide water to his brother’s pet, it doesn’t appear he acted maliciously or recklessly. Many people work in the sun at a variety of jobs and live to return to work the next day. To me the critical issue relates to denial of food and water, both of which he made sure to provide. That fact alone separates him from the flaky Flakes.

    • Connie says:

      What part of caged outdoors in the heat don’t you understand? He is just plain cruel and stupid. Malicious AND reckless. Unfortunately for him, he doesn’t have politics on his side, but he is no less culpable just because he fed the dog and then let it cook in the heat. Dogs are NOT capable of working in the sun and living for very long, as they don’t sweat like people do. Duh!

  3. Conservative Since Birth says:

    Animals dying at the hands of humans is very sad.

    That said, the Phoenix man who lost his brother and had temporary responsibility for the brother’s dog should have the same “punishment” as the Flake Family – or the Flake Family should have the same punishment as the 31 year old Phoenix man. What makes the Flake Family situation far less damaging to pet dogs than the Phoenix man? (Politician in the family)

    Dead dog count: Flake Family: Nearly two dozen;
    31 year old Phoenix man who had temporary responsibility for his deceased brother’s dog: One

    My sympathies lie with the Phoenix man who will most likely suffer the full penalty of the law while he knows that the Flake Family got away with (multiple) murder.

    Maybe we should have Bill Montgomery explain.

  4. CA Maven says:

    Montgomery is a cowardly stuffed shirt wimp. He also failed to act on overwhelming evidence of of document fraud by Obama, when contcted by the Maricopa County Sheriff.

  5. jon jensen says:

    Mercy and forgiveness for the people on top, law and order for everybody else. Whats new?

  6. East Valley PC says:

    Apparently (or at least according to this facebook posting) the too-young-to-have-married-in-the-first-place Flakes are already kaput. They’ll both be more marketable with a few million bucks if their obscene lawsuit is successful. If you’ve ever seen Logan, you know has a Jimmy Durante-like nose—for money.


  7. Conservative Since Birth says:

    What a family. Not exactly Ozzie, Harriett and Sons:

    • Doc says:

      …uuuhhh…wow. Sounds like the entitled little jerk needs the crap beat outta’ him. His arrogant little attitude perfectly displays the lack of discipline @ casa de mcFlake. My Dad woulda’ kicked my backside in over the attitude…first. THEN the poorly chosen words…during butt-kickin’ round #2 !

      And the entitlement & arrogance continue unfettered, arrogantly displayed by the topic of this SRAZ post. Evidently, the lack of discipline in the mcFlake family is a generational thing.

      I hope this arrest causes mcMontgomery some serious heartburn. Unless that schmuck dismisses all charges against this latest dog death, he’s gonna’ have R.I.N.O. POOP ALL OVER HIS FACE…& a mouthfull of it as well!

  8. Hagar says:

    Hmmm. Do you suppose Montgomery will “settle” the lawsuit for say, $4 million, and call it a bargain? That way he stays in good stead with the Flakes and gives the worthless dog killers some bread to open a dog shelter.

  9. Justin says:

    Can’t wait to see how this plays out. If I were a betting man, I’d bet against this dude. I hope he has a good lawyer who raises the pertinent issue of the dropping of the multiple charges in the case of Jeff flake’s relatives. The significant difference in the numbers of dogs should come into play, along with the fact that he came home midday to feed and water the dog. That’s more checking than the flakes did.

  10. pam hickey says:

    Bill Montgomery has an unusual selection process and apparently no qualms about his display of unadulterated favoritism for political buddies. May all of this comeback to bite all respective players in their proverbial arsses. Obnoxious escapade. It’s time to get thorough justice in this case. All players are responsible. Flake, in another display of selective manhood, is divorcing Logan Flake. Amazing how disposable this sacred union can be. Truth from day 1 could have eased many souls.

  11. Penny Hayes says:

    He will get similar treatment because in general our animal right laws suck. As far as I am concerned……a life is a life God created ALL creatures. Killing any of Gods creatures should be a crime. THE PUNISHMENT SHOULD MATCH THE CRIME STICK THIS MURDERER OUT IN THE HOT SUN TIED UP AND LEAVE HIM THERE TO DIE!!!!!!!!