What many people don't know about Sheriff Arpaio is that he's also tough on people who abuse animals and that he runs an animal shelter for animals that have been confiscated from their abusers and rescued by the Animal Crimes Investigations Unit. The shelter, called MASH, is located in one of the jails no longer used for humans. And, while the evil animal abusers sweat it out in the AZ heat in their pink panties, the innocent animals are housed in the air conditioned jail and tended to by some of the inmates. The shelter is a no kill shelter and once the animals are taken away from their abusers MASH adopts them out to new homes. You can read more about MASH and how to donate money to help care for the animals at http://www.mcso.org/mash/ .
I think Sheriff Arpaio is a hero for helping the animals and I've long been a fan. When I recently got a hold of his cel number and called him up and asked him to send a photo he was kind enough to oblige.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio holding a pair of the infamous pink boxers
(photo courtesy of Brandon Jones)