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Peninsula Health District looking for dog that bit bicyclist in James City County

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Posted at 11:08 AM, Sep 29, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-29 11:08:43-04

James City County, Va. – The Peninsula Health District is looking for a dog that bit a female bicyclist near the intersection of Rt. 60 and Olde Towne Road on Sunday, September 27th.

The dog was described as a medium, short-hair, black/brown/tan, hound-type dog and it was being walked by a woman.

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 Williamsburg Environmental Health office at 757-603-4277.  After hours, please contact the James City County/Williamsburg Animal Control at  253-1800.