Long Island Man Charged After 13 Dogs Found Dead in Fire

Anthony Reddick was a tenant in the Freeport home where investigators discovered dogs and dogfighting equipment

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    Two dogs (inset) were found alive when firefighters responded to a house garage fire in Freeport Friday. Investigators found the carcasses of 12 other dogs inside the garage.

    A Long Island man is facing 18 counts of felony and misdemeanor animal fighting charges after 13 pit bulls were found dead in a one-car garage that went up in flames.
     
    A spokesman for Nassau County prosecutors said Saturday that Anthony Reddick was a tenant in the Freeport home where investigators discovered dogs and dogfighting equipment following the Friday afternoon fire.

      Spokesman Shams Tarek said the 53-year-old man fled the scene when the fire broke out but was arrested Saturday afternoon. He said investigators found the dead pit bulls and dog fighting equipment after executing a search warrant. Three other pit bulls were found alive.
     
    It wasn't clear if Reddick had an attorney. He was in custody and unavailable for comment.
     

    12 Dogs Found Dead After Fire in Garage

    [NY] 12 Dogs Found Dead After Fire in Garage
    Police say the dogs were found dead inside a Long Island garage after firefighters put out a fire there Friday afternoon. Michael George reports. (Published Saturday, Mar 1, 2014)

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