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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

Monday, July 24, 2017

The Tompkins County Health Department must locate a dog that bit a person near the intersection of Hanshaw Road and Blackstone Ave. in Cayuga Heights. The bite occurred Saturday, July 22, 2017, around 8:30 p.m.

The dog is described as a small dog. The dog was one of two dogs being walked on a leash by a man wearing a striped shirt. The person bitten did not obtain contact information at the time of the bite.

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.