Health district needs help finding animals

rabies and animal bites

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – The Peninsula Health District wants to find two animals who attacked people in Williamsburg on the same day.

They are looking for a Siamese cat with blue eyes that bit someone May 14 in the area of Black Heath in Ford’s Colony. It may or may not be wearing a collar.

The Peninsula Health District is also looking for a dog that scratched a person on May 14, near the 3900 block of Powhatan Parkway.

The dog is described as solid black, about 40 pounds, with a pug-like face and no collar.

If these animals are not found, the victims may have to get rabies shots.

The Peninsula Health District says the animal will not be taken from its owner, but will be placed on an in-home confinement for ten days.

If you see animals that fit either of the above descriptions, please contact the Peninsula Health District – Williamsburg Environmental Health at 757-603-4277. After hours, contact the James City County/Williamsburg Animal Control at 757-253-1800.

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