SPCA official Roy Gross says the dogs were seized last week from the home of 20-year-old Victor Nicholas. The chief says the animals lived in unsanitary conditions. There were feces throughout the Midland Island house.
The pit bulls were taken to a veterinarian for evaluation. Four are now at the Brookhaven Animal Shelter; a female puppy is being treated for severe dehydration and an eye infection.
Their owner is to appear in court next month. Authorities could not say whether he has a lawyer.
The case is being investigated by the Suffolk County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
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