The Suffolk County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals charged Harry Tommy Patrick of Central Islip on Saturday with eight counts of animal cruelty reported the LongIsland.com.
According to Suffolk County's SPCA Chief Roy Gross, the dogs' owner Patrick, 51, of 255 Atlantic Street had seven adult pit bulls and one puppy chained and living in their own feces and urine.
Investigators stated the dogs' area smelled like a cesspool.
The dogs were so neglected they suffered from ear infections, Lyme disease, open sores on their paws and anemia. Three of the dogs were being treated at the Veterinary Medical Center of Long Island; the other dogs were taken to the Islip Animal Shelter.
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