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Peninsula Health District Seeks Dog That Bit a Resident in Williamsburg

(WYDaily Media)

HISTORIC TRIANGLE — The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) Peninsula Health District announced on Feb. 11 that it is looking for a dog that is said to have bitten a resident.

The incident is stated to have taken place on Feb. 8, 2022, along Orange Drive in Williamsburg. The dog is described as a medium-sized with brown and white coloring.

The Peninsula Health District stated that if this dog is not found, the victim may have to undergo post-treatment (shots) for the prevention of rabies.

If found, the dog will not be taken away from its owner. Instead, it will only be placed on an in-home confinement period of 10 days.

The Peninsula Health District asks that anyone who has seen an animal that fits this description to contact the Peninsula Health District – Williamsburg Area Environmental Health Office at (757) 603-4277. After hours, residents can contact the York County Animal Control at (757) 890-3601.

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