Health officials looking for pet dog that bit resident

Courtesy James City County

JAMES CITY COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — Health officials are looking for a dog that bit a person in James City County Wednesday afternoon.

The attack happened around 4:30 p.m. in the neighborhood around Bridgewater Drive, according to the Peninsula Health District. A small white dog with tan spots — possibly a Fox Terrier or Jack Russell — was being walked by its owner when it bit the victim.

Health officials say the victim will have to get a series of shots to prevent rabies, if the dog is not found and they can’t figure out if the animal has rabies.

Once found, the dog won’t be taken away its owner, but will just have to stay inside for ten days.

Anyone who has seen a dog with this description is asked to call the Peninsula Health District at 757-603-4277.

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