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.
     

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