The Peninsula Health District is searching for a medium-sized black dog that bit a child on Saturday while he was fundraising in the vicinity of Duer Drive in Williamsburg.
If this Dog is not found, the victim may have to undergo post exposure treatment (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 – Williamsburg Environmental Health at (757) 603-4277. After hours, please contact the James City County/Williamsburg Animal Control at 253-1800.