Suspected animal abuser and hoarder arrested in Laveen – does he have YOUR pet?

Did you gone your canine in the vicinity of 79th Avenue and Baseline Road or near 33rd Avenue and Broadway Road?

If so, Maricopa County Sheriff Deputies would certainly adore to hear from you. On October 28, 2014, they raided the property of Luis Garcia, in Laveen, Arizona and discovered a horrific scene of pet abuse and neglect. It is suspected that Garcia has actually been operating a dog-fighting and cock-fighting ring on this property and the MCSO deputies found much more compared to 90 pet dogs on his property, located near 79th Avenue and Baseline.

Deputies are not sure where all of the pet dogs originated from, as Garcia has actually claimed that he “rescued” them, so they are asking that anybody that might have actually lost their canine near the property, at 79th Avenue and Baseline Road, or near his estate at 33rd Avenue and Broadway Road, to call the pet cruelty hotline at 602-876-1681 or email animal_cruelty@mcso.maricopa.gov. You are likewise asked to call if you have actually any kind of short article that can easily advice them in their investigation.

Garcia is being held on suspicion of 40 counts of animal abuse – dogs, roosters, chickens and donkeys were found malnourished, starving, and showed signs of abuse, and one pet was found dead. Two horses collapsed as quickly as the deputies attempted to remove them.

MCSO was alerted to feasible criminal activity by neighbors that noticed that multiple cars and individuals were coming and going from the property – something the deputies did discover evidence of as quickly as they raided it; among others bits of evidence, they found small dogs chained up along with heavy chains – an indication that these dogs were most likely being used as “bait dogs” to train others dogs to fight. Sickeningly, Garcia confessed that sometimes he fed the dogs pizza scraps – if he had any. There are no residential buildings on the property, and the pet dogs were living in horrific conditions – in cramped cages, along with little-to-no meals or water available.

Without the intervention of neighbors, most likely Garcia’s disgusting and criminal pet abuse would certainly have actually continued, and the suffering of the pet dogs on his property would certainly have actually gone on, unchecked – so if you “see something, say something” – it’s the only means these types of heinous individuals will certainly ever be brought to justice. As a community, we need to be the voice for our animals.

From the Phoenix pet Care Coalition website:

To report pet abuse and disregard in Arizona:

  • Sheriff’s pet Cruelty Hotline 602.876.1681
  • Radio Dispatch 602.876.1011
  • Arizona Humane Society 602.997.758five ext. 2073
  • City of Mesa 480.644.2268
  • City of Surprise 623.583.1085
  • Equine Cruelty 623.326.9378
  • Yavapai County pet Cruelty Hotline 928.771.3595

Animal cruelty could be reported likewise to Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232

Read much more concerning reporting pet abuse here: http://pacc911.org/animal-cruelty-resources

Until we have actually the courage to understand cruelty for just what it is–whether its victim is human or animal–we cannot expect points to be considerably much better in this world…” — Rachel Carson

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Arizona floods caused $18 million in damages, congressional delegation asks Obama for emergency aid


Alfred Armstrong

Parts of Tempe were submerged in water throughout the September storms.








The state’s congressional delegation is asking President Barack Obama to designate Arizona for a lot more federal disaster help for the September floods that caused $18 million in damages.

The relocate comes after Gov. Jan Brewer wrote the Obama administration asking for a severe disaster declaration for the tape-record rainfall and floods that strike Phoenix and others Portions of the state as remnants of Hurricane Norbert swept through the Southwest.

The U.S. Small Firm Administration previously granted disaster relief via reasonable passions loans readily available to businesses, property owners and renters hurt by the storms and flooding.

A severe declaration would certainly provide a lot more federal programs and help to the businesses and residents in the state.

Here’s the today’s letter:

October 31, 2014

The Honorable Barack Obama

President of the United States

The White House

1600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW

Washington, DC 20500

Dear President Obama:

As you know, the Governor of Arizona, Jan Brewer, has actually gained a formal request under Section 401 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Insight Act that you declare a severe Disaster for the State of Arizona as a result of major flooding throughout the period of September 7, 2014 through September 9, 2014. We are writing to ask that you expeditiously think about this request.

As Governor Brewer’s disaster request letter outlines, heavy rainfall caused by the remnants of Hurricane Norbert resulted in extensive flooding throughout the State. The Phoenix location went through its wettest day in history, surpassing a tape-record set in 1939. A preliminary loss assessments for Maricopa, La Paz, and Pinal Counties exceeded $18 million. Among others impacts, severe sections of freeways were closed, canals and flood regulate units were overwhelmed, and two people perished in divide flash flood incidents. State search and rescue groups invested significant resources carrying out many rescues of stranded drivers and residents for this incident, along with programs given throughout flooding from two others hurricane remnants (Hurricane Lowell and Hurricane Odile) – every one of which impacted Arizona within a two-month period.

Mike Sunnucks writes regarding residential and commercial genuine estate, government, law, sports Firm and office issues.




Arizona Wineries Join 2nd Live & Local Food, Music Festival

This merely in!

Arizona Strongold, Page Springs Cellars and Grand Canyon Winery have actually all of been added to the already eye-popping lineup at Live & Local, presented by GoDaddy, which will certainly take place at Scottsdale Civic Focus Mall on Sunday, November 9 starting at 5 p.m.

Arizona Stronghold will certainly sample its Tazi and Dala varietals, while Page Springs will certainly be sampling its Vino Del Barrio Blanco and Rojo, respectively. Brands including 3 Amigos Tequila, Sleepy Pet dog Brewery, Roger Clyne Mexican Moonshine Tequila, Prescott Brewing Company, Mudshark Brewery, Mother Road Brewing Company, Four Peaks Brewing Company and lots of a lot more have actually additionally joined in on the “taste” opportunity.

But that’s merely the beginning…

Joining the beloved local brands will certainly be several others familiar faces – not to mention unique meals and drink experiences for all of guests. Sponsored by the Arizona Restaurant Association and NOVA Estate Loans, this standout event is unique as it celebrates local businesses while raising essential funds that benefit local youth that requirement it the most.

Here’s merely a taste of exactly what additionally is “on the menu” at this year’s event:

Chefs/Restaurants

· Barrio Queen

· Southern Rail / Beckett’s Table

· Binkley’s

· Kincaid’s

· Paul Martin’s American Grill

· Ruth’s Chris Steak House

· SumoMaya

· Bistro on Wheels meals Truck

· Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails

· Cholla

· Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers

· Foosia Fresh

· Petite Maison

· Taggia

· The Grind

· The Standard

· Tom’s Thumb

· Tryst Cafe

· Kelly’s at Southbridge

· Chase’s Diner

· Pink Pony

· The Melting Pot

· Passport Coffee & Tea

· C3 Kitchen

· San Tan Brewery

· Salty Senorita

· Union Barrel House

· Wildflower Bread Company

· White Chocolate Grill

Unique Experiences

· Ale Yeah Beer Garden: Guests will certainly savor this music-infused craft beer garden showcasing a lot more compared to 30 unique varieties served along with signature bites. Adding to the enjoyable are beer-branded koozies featuring enjoyable sayings love “Hip Hops,” “Brew Haha” and “Foam Home.” – Crafted by Crescent Crown Distributing

· Pitch Black VIP Experience: This “much better compared to a backstage” experience pits VIP guests versus each others in a musical showdown of Rock Band while enjoying the taste of Johnny Walker Black Label, Leader Morgan Black and Crown Royal Black under the glow of neon lights. Check out the action from a private bird’s nest or from two double bars. – Powered by GoDaddy

· unWINEd Lounge: And once only wine will certainly do, VIP guests refresh at this wine lounge featuring unique vintages and freshly rolled cigars. Decorated along with handcrafted bistro lights, the lounge is the perfect place to relax and un-wine-d.

· Pick a Track Music Lounge: Browse our wall-to-wall CD collection for a possibility to Gain deliciously loud restaurant gift cards. $25 allows you to “download” any kind of track, each Monitor features a gift card valued $25 to $200 from a culinary hotspot. Soundbites have actually never ever tasted so good.

· VIP After Party: Starting at 9 pm the Celebration will certainly keep on along with this exclusive experience featuring a lot more beats, savory desserts, adult milkshakes and more. Fashioned by Arizona Foothills Magazine

Live Music

· Nate Williams Band: A night of dancing, kicking spine on the beach, sipping a blended margarita— the Nate Williams Band supplies the soundtrack to minutes of pure joy. One of Arizona’s most popular live acts, this talented combo specializes in originals and well-selected covers done in a funky, Reggae-influenced style.

· Georgia Chrome: This hopping ensemble brings on the two-steppin’ enjoyable along with an energetic mix of chart-topping country and down-Estate Americana. Based in Phoenix, this audience favored is a mainstay at Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row, and time after time, they’ve proven that they’ve got the chops and know-exactly how to develop a rockin’ Celebration atmosphere. They have actually a unique sound that combines fiery violins, searing electric guitar, driving percussion and passionate vocals that makes the audience stomp their feet.

· Adam Shero: Every little thing concerning Adam Shero’s effortless musicianship Can easily be seen on YouTube, via his sprightly solo cover version of “Moves love Jagger.” In the video, Shero transforms 2011’s most unavoidable song in to a shimmering, lovely mélange of tight guitars, spacey synths and soulful, multi-layered vocals.

Joining GoDaddy and NOVA Estate Loans are generous community supporters like: The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation, Charles Schwab, Republic Services, Mary Ellen & Robert McKee, APS, Scottsdale Energetic 20-30 Club, Estate Owners Financial Group, Meridian Bank and Pacific Office Automation.

General Admission Tickets are on sale now starting at $50/each, and they contain access to the main event and tastings. VIP Tickets start at $100/each, and they contain additional VIP experiences and After Party. Tickets Can easily be purchased online at www.bgcs.org/liveandlocal. And don’t skip a bite, follow us on Facebook and Instagram for a lot more updates (@LiveandLocalAZ #LiveandLocalAZ).