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Authorities seek ‘husky-type’ dog who bit person in Colonial Heritage

Authorities are looking for a dog that bit a person in Colonial Heritage in James City County Tuesday. (Courtesy photo/Google Maps)
Authorities are looking for a dog that bit a person in Colonial Heritage in James City County Tuesday. (Courtesy photo/Google Maps)

Authorities are looking for a dog that bit a person in Colonial Heritage in James City County Tuesday.

The Peninsula Health District is asking for the public’s assistance in finding a “blond husky-type” dog that frequently walks through the neighborhood, according to a department of health news release.

The dog bite occurred near the intersection of Colonial Heritage Boulevard and Winthrop Circle.

If the dog is not found, the bite victim may have to go through post-exposure treatment for rabies.

If found, the dog will not be removed from its owner, but will be placed on in-home confinement for 10 days.

Anyone who has seen an animal fitting the description should contact the Williamsburg Environmental Health office at 757-603- 4277.

After hours, contact animal control for James City County/Williamsburg Animal Control at 757-253-1800.

Residents are urged to vaccinate their pets against rabies, report all exposures and observe wildlife from a distance.

Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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