Health Dept. seeks dogs that bit someone at beach

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HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) – The Hampton Health Department is asking for help locating two dogs after someone was bit at Buckroe Beach.

According to the Health Department, the dogs were being walked on a leash on March 20 around 5 p.m. The owner was described as a six-foot-tall man with gray hair, wearing a baseball hat. The dogs were described as red doberman pinschers.

The Health Department said the victim may have to undergo rabies shots if the dogs aren’t located.

If you know of any dogs fitting that description in the Buckroe Beach area, you’re asked to call Hampton Health Department at (757) 727-2570 or the Hampton Animal Control at (757) 727-6111 or 727-8311.

The Hampton Health Department also said a dog suspected of biting someone is usually confined for a 10-day observation period at the home of the owner. It does not require removing the animal from its home or having to put it to sleep.

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