Saturday, March 25, 2023

Health officials seek two dogs in York, JCC in two bite incidents Saturday

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 dog who bit a person and ran off (WYDaily/Courtesy of Pixabay)

Health officials are looking for two dogs that bit area residents during two separate incidents Saturday.

One dog bite happened in James City County, while the other occurred in York County, the Peninsula Health District wrote in two news releases.

The James City County dog bite happened on a jogging trail near Warhill High School and the sports complex, according to the news release.

Health officials said the person who was bitten was jogging on the trail around sunset when that person encountered two people and two medium-sized dogs.

The person was unable to get a “good look” at the dog but said one of them may have been black and white in color.

The other incident was in York County in the 500 block of Waller Mill Road.

Health officials said the dog who bit a person was tan in color and running loose without a leash. The dog may be a “pit bull type” dog, according to the news release.

If the dogs are not identified, the people who were bitten may need to undergo post-exposure rabies treatments.

If found, neither dog will be taken away from their owners, but will both be placed on an in-home confinement period of 10 days.

Anyone who has seen either animal or believes they may have details about the incident are asked to contact the Peninsula Health District’s Williamsburg Environmental Health at 757-603-4277.

After regular business hours, those with information should contact their local animal control office.

James City County Animal Control can be reached at 757-565-0370.

York County Animal Control can be reached at 757-890-3601.

Sarah Fearing
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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