Man arrested for allegedly leaving 21 dogs outside in freezing cold on Long Island

ROCKY POINT, Long Island (WABC) -- A man on Long Island is under arrest for leaving more than 20 dogs outside in freezing temperatures.

Police said 51-year-old Jose Borgos was arrested after a Suffolk County police officer found 21 Rottweilers in his backyard in Rocky Point.

She discovered the dogs around 10 p.m. Thursday after she heard several of them barking. At least 9 of the dogs were found inside travel crates in a shed. The dogs are now with the Town of Brookhaven Animal Control, which will determine their placement.

Borgos, who indicated he is a breeder, faces 21 animal abuse charges.

New York State law prohibits dogs from being tethered when the temperature is below 32 degrees.

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