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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, June 4, 2012

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

 
June 4, 2012 — The Tompkins County Health Department must locate a dog that bit a young woman while running on a wooded trail off the East Hill Recreation Trail, near Snyder Hill Road. This occurred at approximately 4:00 p.m., on Sunday, June 3, 2012.

The dog appeared to be a clipped gray and white sheepdog. A man was walking the dog on a leash with another gray and white clipped sheepdog.

If the dog can be located and observed to be healthy by the Health Department by June 13, 2012, 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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