Monday, December 11, 2023

Peninsula Health District Seeks Dog That Bit Cyclist

virginia department of healthThe Peninsula Health District is seeking the public’s help in identifying a dog that bit a cyclist Sunday.

Gary Hagy, an environmental health manager for the Peninsula Health District, said the dog bit the female cyclist’s calf Sept. 27 while she was riding her bicycle near the intersection of Route 60 and Olde Towne Road in James City County.

The dog was being walked by a woman at the time of the incident, Hagy said.

Hagy described the dog as a medium size, short hair, black-brown-tan hound type. Individuals who have seen this dog are encouraged to call the Williamsburg Environmental Health office at 757-603-4277.  After regular business hours, individuals can contact the James City County/Williamsburg Animal Control office at 757-253-1800.

If the dog is not found, the victim may need to undergo treatment to prevent a rabies infection, Hagy said.

The dog will be placed on an in-home confinement period of 10 days but will not be taken away from its owner if the dog is found, Hagy said.

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