GRAFTON — The Peninsula Health District (PHD) is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a dog suspected of biting a resident in the Grafton part of York County.
On Sunday, April 24, a gray and tan pit bull mix allegedly bit or scratched a resident at the tennis court located at the Grafton Station Apartments, 100 Piccadilly Loop in Yorktown.
According to PHD, the suspected dog engaged in a fight with another dog being walked outside of the tennis court. The resident proceeded to break up the fight but was bitten or scratched in the process.
After the incident, the suspected dog and a family group were seen walking toward the rear of the apartment complex.
PHD states that if the dog is not located, the resident will have to undergo post-exposure treatment for the prevention of rabies.
The department emphasizes that if the dog is found, it will not be taken away from its owners. Instead, it will be placed on in-home confinement for 10 days.
Anyone with information regarding this dog is encouraged to contact PHD – Newport News Area Environmental Health Office at 757-594-7340. After normal business hours, residents may call York County Animal Control at 757-890-3601.