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Peninsula Health District looking for pit bull who bit person in Yorktown

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Posted at 7:15 PM, May 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-20 19:15:41-04

YORKTOWN, Va. – The Peninsula Health District is looking for a tan and white pit bull that bit a person on May 18.

The dog bit the person near the Wawa convenience store on 5824 George Washington Memorial Highway.

According to the Virginia Department of Health, the victim may have to get shots to prevent rabies.

The animal will not be taken away from its owner, only placed in an in-home confinement period for 10 days.

If you have seen an animal fitting this description, contact the Peninsula Health District at the Newport News Environmental Health office at 757-594-7340.

If you’d like to call after hours, you can contact the following offices:

  • Newport News/Poquoson Animal Control 757-595-7387
  • York County Animal Control, 757-890-3601
  • James City County/Williamsburg Animal Control, 757-253-1800