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Health Department Seeks Information on Dog to Rule Out Rabies Infection

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Health Department Seeks Information on Dog to Rule Out Rabies Infection

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

The Tompkins County Health Department must locate a dog that bit a person near the intersection of Hanshaw Road and The Parkway in Cayuga Heights. The bite occurred the morning of Tuesday, August 8, 2017.

The dog is described as a small/medium beagle mix. The dog was being walked on a leash by a woman accompanied by a man. 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.