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Patriots' Alan Branch Lost Four Dogs at Green Acre; Canine Crazies Foam at Mouth

Cross Super Bowl XLIX madness with the insanity of the Green Acre dog fanatics, and you've got yourself one hothouse loony bin.

The canine crazies are online crying for revenge again, riled up this time by the news that New England Patriots' defensive tackle Alan Branch lost four dogs at Gilbert's Green Acre Dog Boarding facility in June, when an air-conditioner at the home-based business failed and 20-plus dogs lost their lives from heatstroke.

Fox Sports reports that Branch discussed the loss during a recent interview, telling the news outlet that his deceased pooches were "part of the family" and that they are "definitely on my mind" as he heads into the Pats' Super Bowl Sunday showdown with the Seattle Seahawks at Glendale's University of Phoenix Stadium.

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Stephen is a former staff writer and columnist at Phoenix New Times.
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