Health Department searching for dachshund that bit a person near Wolf Trap Park

Posted at 4:28 PM, Jul 03, 2012
and last updated 2012-07-03 16:29:25-04

The Peninsula Health District is looking for a brown dachshund that bit a person on Sunday in the vicinity of Wolf Trap Park in Yorktown. The dog was wearing a collar.
If this dog is not found, the victim may have to undergo rabies shots for the prevention of rabies. 

Once found, the animal will not be taken away from its owner, only placed on an in-home confinement period of 10 days.  

Anyone who has seen an animal that fits this description in this area is asked to contact the Peninsula Health District – Newport News Environmental Health Office at 757-594-7340.  After hours, please contact York County Animal Control at 757-890-3601

Virginia state law requires that dogs and cats be vaccinated for rabies between 3 and 4 months of age and thereafter to maintain protection against rabies.