Veleda Bailey a Wyandanch woman is charged with animal cruelty after a rescue group contacted the Suffolk County SPCA to report neglected dogs Sunday. Veleda Bailey, 35, was arrested after authorities found one deceased dog tied to a tree and several others in need of immediate medical care. They were transported to a local veterinary hospital for evaluation.
Five dogs and three puppies are now being treated. “The conditions we got from the vet, severe emaciation, dehydration,” Suffolk SPCA Chief Roy Gross said. “She admitted she hasn’t fed these dogs in two weeks.”