Investigation continues into deaths of 16 dogs in shed fire

Investigators are now looking into why an illegal backyard kennel was set up in Elmsford.

More than a dozen - possibly up to 20 - dogs, many of them puppies, were killed yesterday when the kennel caught fire and trapped the animals inside.

The dogs were all of the Cane Corso breed, also known as the Italian Mastiff.

No charges have been filed against the dog owner since Greenburgh police and the district attorney's office have yet to complete their investigations.

People familiar with the case say owner Ross Taylor will likely face a number of charges, including housing too many dogs, running an illegal business and having no permit for the shed.

It's expected that Taylor will receive two summonses for having too many dogs and running the business out of a residential neighborhood.

To watch the Westchester SPCA's official comments on the Elmsford kennel fire, go to channel 612 on your iO digital cable box and select iO Extra.16 Italian Mastiffs killed in Elmsford shed fire

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