ROCKY POINT, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Authorities say a Rocky Point man is facing charges after an officer on patrol found 21 dogs outside behind his residence in frigid temperatures.

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Jose Borgos is accused of leaving 21 dogs out in frigid cold. (credit: Suffolk County Police)

The Suffolk County Police Department says the officer heard the dogs barking shortly before 10 a.m. Thursday and found them in the backyard of a residence on Broadway in Rocky Point, New York.

The dogs were all Rottweilers. Authorities say nine of them were in travel crates in a shed.

Jose Borgos, 52, was charged with violating state and county regulations on how dogs are allowed to be kept outside.

Borgos told authorities he was a breeder.

Animal Control will determine where the dogs go.