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Frank Kruppa — Public Health Director


Tuesday, November 12, 2013

For Information Contact:
Audrey Balander or Clayton Maybee (607) 274-6688


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

(ITHACA, N.Y., November 12, 2013) — The Tompkins County Health Department must locate a dog that bit a woman jogging along the paved Cayuga Waterfront Trail (between the 0-2.5 mile markers) that runs near the Ithaca Dog Park at Treman Marina. The bite occurred Sunday, November 10, 2013, between 11:15am and 11:45am. 

The dog was reddish-gold and tall, resembling a Golden Retriever. The dog was being walked on a leash by a tall man who was walking alongside a shorter, blonde woman who was also walking a Golden Retriever. 

If the dog can be located and observed to be healthy by the Health 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.

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