A dog in connection with the Green Acres boarding facility in Maricopa County, Arizona where an ongoing investigation into the apparent overheating deaths of 20 dogs this past week is still missing. Police have mustered a troop of volunteers and employed the use of a helicopter in the search for the escaped, and still missing Valor.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio dispatched the helicopter after reports of Valor being spotted. He felt this would be the most efficient way to aid in the search.
He dismissed people critical of the use of a helicopter to locate the missing dog. According to him, this is a common place search tactic used by police to search for missing people and animals.
“All those critics that are going to complain about me spending a little money with a helicopter,” he said in a news interview. “But they don’t seem to complain when people go up mountains or jump in lakes and we’re spending all those resources when they never should’ve done that, go up mountains. But’ they’re going to complain when I have a dog we’re trying to find?”
The Sheriff’s office is “going full force” on this one. Arpaio reminded people that their office is not charging anyone with any wrongdoing as of yet. They are waiting on all of the information, and the investigation to be complete before making any calls on this.