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Suffolk SPCA: Lake Ronkonkoma Man Charged with Allowing His Chickens to Freeze to Death

Christopher Fleck, 53, allegedly allowed his chickens to live in deplorable conditions, officials say.

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SPCA charged Christopher Fleck of Lake Ronkonkoma, 53, with animal cruelty.

Photo by: Suffolk County SPCA

Lake Ronkonkoma, NY - February 5, 2019 - Suffolk County SPCA Detectives charged a Lake Ronkonkoma man with animal cruelty on Sunday, February 3, 2019.
Christopher Fleck, 53, was charged with failure to provide proper sustenance including food, water and allowing his four chickens to freeze to death. The chickens were living in deplorable conditions.
The remaining chickens were surrendered and transported to an undisclosed sanctuary.
Fleck is scheduled to  appear in First District Court on April 2, 2019.
If you witnessed any act of animal cruelty, or have any information, please call the Suffolk County SPCA at 631-382-7722. All calls will be kept confidential.
A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.