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> Seeking a Dog Sep 25 2017

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TOMPKINS COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Your Partner for a Healthy Community
Frank Kruppa — Public Health Director

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, September 25, 2017

For more information contact:
Cynthia Mosier or Skip Parr at 607-274-6688

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

(Dryden, N.Y., September 25, 2017) — The Tompkins County Health Department is trying to locate a dog that bit a person on the 1800 block of Dryden Road, in the Town of Dryden. The bite occurred Saturday, September 23, 2017, at approximately 1:00 p.m..

The dog is described as a grayish brown pit bull or pit bull mix. The dog was wearing a red collar and running loose at the time of the bite.

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.

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