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Health Department Thanks the Media for Helping to Locate Biting Dog in Cayuga Heights

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Health Department Thanks the Media for Helping to Locate Biting Dog in Cayuga Heights

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The Tompkins County Health Department thanks all media outlets that published or broadcast our press release dated July 24, 2017. The owner of the small dog who bit a person in Cayuga Heights came forward so that the Health Department will be able to observe the dog and rule out rabies.

The dog will be confined for a ten-day observation period at the owner’s home. A biting dog, cat, ferret or livestock animal that remains healthy for the subsequent ten-days could not have transmitted rabies to the person bitten.

The Health Department reminds the public to obtain owner contact information at the time of a bite to ensure proper follow-up. The Tompkins County Environmental Health Division can be reached at (607) 274-6688 between 8:30am-4:30pm, Monday through Friday. The same phone number will reach us after normal business hours for urgent inquiries.