BROOKHAVEN, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A Long Island man is facing animal cruelty charges, accused of neglecting his two pit bulls.Annual Juneteenth Festival In Bedford-Stuyvesant Takes On New Meaning In 2021
The dogs were identified as belonging to 48-year-old Antonio Arguenta, of Bellport.READ MORE: Georgia Man Arrested For 2020 Rape Of Woman Who Was Dragged Into Queens Alley
When an SPCA officer questioned Arguenta, he said the two dogs were his. He also said he had seven pit bull puppies at his home.
Arguenta surrendered the dogs to the Brookhaven Animal Shelter. According to the SPCA, they will be examined and evaluated for adoption.MORE NEWS: Tropical Storm Claudette Batters Gulf Coast With Heavy Rain And Flooding
The SPCA says Arguenta was charged with two counts of failure to provide proper sustenance.