Sunday, July 3, 2022

Stray pit bull bit resident and ran off. Dog remains at large

NEWPORT NEWS — The Peninsula Health District is looking for a stray dog who bit a resident in the leg on Wednesday night.

“No one has called yet,” said Howard Masters, environmental health supervisor for the health department.

At approximately 7 p.m. Wednesday the Peninsula Health District received a call from Animal Control — officers told the health officials a woman was bit by a gray American pit bull terrier while she was walking at the corner of Colony Road and Windermere.

The dog ran off.

There’s no information about the woman’s injuries.

“We don’t know who owns the dog or where the dog is located,” Masters said.

Once found, the dog will not be taken away from its owner, but placed on an in-home confinement period of 10 days. As of Friday afternoon, the dog has not been located.

Anyone who has seen the stray dog is encouraged to contact the Peninsula Health District at 757-594-7340. After hours, call the city’s Animal Control at 757-959-7387.

Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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