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Officials look for owner of dog found treading water 2 miles out in Tampa Bay

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Video: Officials look for owner of dog found treading water

"Baby" was found treading water 2 miles out in Tampa Bay. Now, rescuers are searching for her owners.

 

St. Petersburg, Florida-- You can tell by the way she walks, Baby is terrified, because she was snatched from the jaws of death. 

She was found two miles out in open water, paddling for her life. A group of fisherman saw her, scooped her up, and brought her to the St. Pete Marina, and as luck would have it, mariner Tony Basile was walking by.

"One guy was yelling, 'do you want this dog?'  I said, 'What are you talking about?' He said, "we cant keep it,'" Basile explained.

Photos: More pics of Baby may help in search for owners 

Tony took Baby to his houseboat at Demen's Landing. He thinks she fell off her owner's boat in rough surf and they didn't realize it, and her misfortune brings tears to his eyes.

"Think about being out in the water by yourself all night. Somebody's gotta find her, get her back," said Basile.

Clearly, Baby was well cared for. She's healthy, groomed, and has a fancy collar with her name in jewels. She has a microchip, but officials cant find her owners because the phone number is no good. 

Now, Tony is on the hunt for her owner.

"You can see that she is looking for someone to come and get her, for somebody to save her," said Basile.

If you have any information on "Baby" or her owners, you're encouraged to call Banfield Pet Hospital at 727-578-3811.

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