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2020-12-28 Dog Bite

The Tompkins County Health Department must locate a dog that bit a person in the Cass Park skating rink parking lot in Ithaca. The bite occurred Sunday, December 27, 2020, around 2:15 PM.   

The dog is described as a black and white, long haired dog, possibly a border collie. The dog was accompanied by another dog of similar description and a person wearing a bright blue winter jacket and aviator glasses, with either dark hair or a dark, knit cap.

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.