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Officials from the Peninsula Health District are on the lookout for a “small black dog with short hair” that bit a person on Falcon Creek Drive between Eaglebrook Drive and West Providence Road in James City County Monday.
“If this dog is not found, the victim may have to undergo post exposure treatment for the prevention of rabies,” read a health department news release.
Virginia state law requires all dogs and cats be vaccinated between three and four months of age — and stay up to date on rabies vaccinations throughout their lifetime.
If the dog is located, officials say the dog will not be taken away from its owner, but will be placed on an in-home confinement period for 10 days.
Anyone who has seen an animal that fits the above description within the area described is asked to contact the Peninsula Health District – Williamsburg Area Environmental Health Office at 757-603-4277.