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Accused animal clinic arsonist in Florida to face more charges

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Investigators plan to file charges of aggravated animal cruelty, arson and burglary against a 33-year-old man accused of setting a fire that killed three cats at a Florida spay/neuter clinic earlier this month, a Tampa police spokeswoman said April 28.

“DNA from the scene came back … and belongs to the suspect,” the police department said in a statement on its website.

Terrod Arrington, of no fixed address, is already in custody on a battery charge for allegedly pushing an employee at the Animal Coalition of Tampa (ACT) clinic the week of the April 19 fire.

The fire killed the clinic’s “house cats” -- Boy, Jazz and Mama. All three were rescues.

ACT said the fire destroyed all of its medical equipment and supplies. It plans to set up temporary facilities until its clinic on N. Gilchrest Ave. can be repaired and reopened.

“We’re going to move back here,” ACT President Frank Hamilton declared in a video shot at the charred clinic. “There’s no doubt in our mind.”

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