Saturday, September 30, 2023

Peninsula Health District Seeks Dog that Bit a Person in Williamsburg

The Peninsula Health District is looking for a dog who bit a person and ran off (WYDaily/Courtesy of Pixabay)
The Peninsula Health District is looking for a large black and white dog that bit a person. (WYDaily/Courtesy of Pixabay)

WILLIAMSBURG — The Peninsula Health District is on the lookout for a large black and white dog that bit a person on June 29 near 4000 Newman Road in Williamsburg.

Anyone who has seen an animal that fits that description in the Newman Road, Williamsburg area is asked to contact the Peninsula Health District – Williamsburg Area Environmental Health Office at 757-603-4277 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. After hours, contact the appropriate animal control office, York County Animal Control, at 757-890-3601.

The Health District stresses the dog will not be taken from its owner, only placed on an in-home confinement period of 10 days. If the dog is not found, the victim may have to undergo post-exposure treatment for the prevention of rabies.

The Health District reminds residents to report all exposures, enjoy wildlife from a distance, and make sure family pets are vaccinated and protected against rabies. Virginia state law requires dogs and cats to be vaccinated for rabies between 3 and 4 months of age and thereafter. Residents should contact their veterinarian for further information.

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