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Health Department Seeks Information About a Dog to Rule Out Rabies Infection

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Health Department Seeks Information About a Dog to Rule Out Rabies Infection

Friday, September 1, 2017

The Tompkins County Health Department is trying to locate a dog that bit a person on Meadowlark Road in the Town of Dryden. The bite occurred Wednesday, August 30, 2017.   

The dog is described as a brown dog, possibly a pit bull, wearing an orange collar.  The dog was running loose and bit a child.

The Health Department seeks to verify vaccination status and health of the biting dog over a ten day period.  If the dog can be located and observed to be healthy by the Department, the risk of rabies infection can be ruled out and rabies post-exposure treatment for the person who was bitten will not be necessary.

Anyone with information regarding this dog is urged to call the Tompkins County Environmental Health Division at (607) 274-6688.