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> The Tompkins County Health Department Seeks Information about a Dog to Rule out Rabies Infection

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

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, May 6, 2013

For more 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., May 6, 2013) —The Tompkins County Health Department must locate a dog that bit a man at the Ithaca Dog Park at Treman Marina. The bite occurred Sunday, May 5, 2013, between 11:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. 

The dog was a gray and white pit bull named Georgie, with a reddish nylon collar and a chain type leash.  The owner of the dog was a woman with long, dark brown hair, around five feet, seven inches tall, medium build, and was wearing denim capri jeans and a t-shirt.

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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