Health officials seek possibly rabid dog who bit someone in Yorktown

YORK COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — The Peninsula Health District is looking to find a dog that bit a person on Wednesday.

The white and tan pit bull had a collar, officials say, and bit someone near the Wawa store located at 5824 George Washington Memorial Highway.

If the dog isn’t found, officials say the victim may have to undergo shots to prevent rabies.

If found, the dog will not be taken from its owner, but will be placed on an in-home confinement for a period of 10 days.

Anyone who has seen an animal that fits this description is asked to call the Peninsula Health District – Newport News Environmental Health office at 757-594-7340. After hours, contact the appropriate animal control office below:

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

Officials ask residents to report all exposures and make sure family pets are vaccinated and protected from the rabies virus. Virginia state law requires that dogs and cats be vaccinated between three and four months of age.

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