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Help on the way for Delray Beach dog which appeared malnourished

Posted at 5:09 PM, Oct 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-24 04:42:43-04

A video of a dog in Delray Beach has raised concerns from the community that she was being abused. 

The owners were cited by Animal Care and Control, and the ACC says it is working with owners to help the dog. 

The video taken by a woman shows a dog names Bae in her backyard. The woman says she was worried Bae was being abused and neglected and called ACC. 

“This is an animal cruelty investigation, but at the same time it is an effort to educate somebody who cares about their animal,” said Capt. David Walesky with ACC. 

Walesky said the family is working with the ACC and was given a timeline to get Bae proper treatment. 

“We gave them seven days to get vet care; immediately to increase food regiment for the dog, they are now feeding it three times a day instead of one time a day,” said Walesky. 

He also said the family has to put in an 80 square-foot pen for Bae outside. 

The owners of Bae said they took her to the vet on Tuesday. The owners sent a new picture of the dog after visiting the vet and the dog appears to be healthier.

The woman who took the initial video of Bae did not want to be identified but she said she wants to try and help be a part of the solution. 

“We are willing to raise money for Bae,” she said. 

Walesky said they did not remove Bae because they like to educate animal owners. He said when they take a dog away, the owner can just get another one, and that creates a vicious cycle for the animals. 

If the owners of Bae do not start taking care of her they will face animal cruelty charges. 

The owners said they plan to follow directions from the ACC and get whatever help is needed for Bae.