Peninsula Health District search for dog that bit person in Williamsburg

Posted at 6:16 PM, Aug 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-24 19:01:17-04

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - The Peninsula Health District is looking for a dog who bit someone on August 19.

Health officials say a black dog with some white, weighing about 70 pounds, bit a person in the 800 block of N. Henry Street. The dog was wearing a studded collar.

Health officials say if the dog is not found, the victim may have to undergo post exposure treatment (shots) for the prevention of rabies.

Once found, the dog will not be taken away from its owner, but will be placed in 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 Area Environmental Health Office at 757.603.4277. During after hours, please contact James City County Animal Control at 757-253-1800.

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