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Police: Man kept dogs in abandoned Quincy home

September 10, 2014

QUINCY, Mass. (AP) — Police say a Quincy man is facing charges for allegedly keeping a dozen dogs in the dirty basement of an abandoned home.

The animal control officer reacting to complaints from neighbors about barking found the dogs on Tuesday in the basement, the smelled of urine and had dog waste on the floor.

Police charged 61-year-old David Aristide with one count of animal cruelty and say he could face additional charges.

Lt. Jack Sullivan tells The Patriot Ledger (http://bit.ly/1qi2Waq ) it appears as if Aristide was breeding the dogs — poodle-Doberman mixes — and visited the home once per day to walk and feed them.

The dogs are being examined by a veterinarian.

Police so no one lived in the home and it does not appear Aristide owns it.

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Information from: The (Quincy, Mass.) Patriot Ledger, http://www.patriotledger.com

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