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

Monday, February 27, 2017

The Tompkins County Health Department must locate a dog that bit a person while on the Ithaca Commons near Casablanca Pizzeria. The bite occurred early Saturday morning around 2 a.m., February 25, 2017.

The dog is described as a yellow mixed lab that was wearing a purple leash and harness. At the time of the bite, the dog was accompanied by a man who was playing a silver guitar and wearing a green zip-up hoodie, green shorts and grey shoes. A picture of the dog is shown below.Commons dog
 The 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.