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New York man facing felony dog fighting charges after deadly fire

Anthony Reddick
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According to Sunday's publication of Newsday, a fire in Freeport, N.Y., claimed the life of thirteen dogs and revealed evidence of a dog-fighting operation.

Investigators found dog-fighting paraphernalia at the house on Hillside Ave., and one of the men who lived at the residence is now facing 18 counts of animal fighting.

Shortly after Friday's deadly blaze, authorities tracked down and arrested 53-year-old Anthony Reddick, who has been indicted on two felony counts for breeding and training the dogs for fighting, as well as 16 misdemeanor charges.

Reddick has a history of dog-fighting; he has two prior convictions for dog-fighting activities dating back to 1998.

Thirteen dogs, ranging from puppies to five years of age, who were confined to a garage on the property, died in the blaze and three survived. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Prior story about this fire can be found at this link.

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