Man arrested, 25 dogs rescued from Queens home

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The pit bulls had no food or clean water and police say they were in filthy and unsanitary conditions.

JAMAICA, Queens (WABC) -- Police say 25 dogs have been rescued from cramped and filthy cages in Queens.

Officials found the pit bulls inside a home on 95th Avenue in Jamaica on Wednesday morning.

They say the animals had no food or clean water. The dogs were also said to be in poorly ventilated, filthy and unsanitary conditions.

Andrew Cato, 59, is facing more than two dozen charges of animal neglect.

There is no word on why he had so many dogs.

The ASPCA helped coordinate the rescue with the NYPD.

Cato does not have any other prior arrests.

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