Rocky Point Man Arrested for Leaving 21 Dogs Outside in Freezing Temperatures, SCPD Reports

Officials: Jose Borgos, 52, allegedly kept the 21 Rottweilers in his backyard.

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SCPD arrested Jose Borgos of Rocky Point, 52, who left 21 dogs outside in freezing temperatures.

Photo by: Suffolk County Police Department

Rocky Point, NY - November 23, 2018 - Suffolk County Police today arrested a Rocky Point man who left more than 20 dogs outside in freezing temperatures on Thursday, November 22.
Seventh Precinct Police Officer Karen Grenia was on patrol when she heard dogs barking at approximately 9:55 a.m. and discovered 21 Rottweilers in the backyard of a residence on Broadway. Nine of the dogs were found in travel crates in a shed.
Jose Borgos, who indicated he is a breeder, was charged with 21 counts for violating the New York State Agriculture and Markets Law pertaining to Appropriate Shelter for Dogs Left Outdoors. He was also charged with 21 counts of violating Suffolk County Code on Outdoor Restraint of Animals, which prohibits a dog from being tethered when the temperature is below 32 degrees.
Borgos, 52, who lives at the home, was scheduled for arraignment at later date. The Town of Brookhaven Animal Control responded and will determine placement of the dogs.
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