Vigil Saturday night to remember dogs who died at Green Acre boarding facility

PHOENIX - More than 100 people filled the Caesar Chavez Plaza in downtown Phoenix at a candle light vigil Saturday night to honor the memory of the dogs that died at a Gilbert boarding facility.

It has been one week since 21 dogs died without air conditioning at a Gilbert kennel.

Those dog owners are demanding answers.

Supporters joined them with man's best friend in tow.

They wore purple and lit candles in honor of the dogs.

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio also attended the candle light vigil to show support for those who lost their pets in the Green Acre boarding facility incident.

He tried to answer questions about the investigation and urged people to have patience as it continued.

Many said they want tougher animal cruelty laws and stricter regulations at pet boarding facilities.

"We just want to know the truth. We want to know what happened to our dogs," said Shannon Gillette, whose two golden retrievers died at Green Acre.

“The more people that come, the more they’ll realize that something has to change the law to not let this happen to anyone ever again,” said Pam Reinke, whose friends lost dogs.

The sheriff's office is still investigating.

We keep checking and no one has been arrested in this case.

Arpaio said there were no new updates.

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