Peninsula health officials need to find dog that bit a person

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JAMES CITY COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) – For the second time in just days, the Peninsula Health District is making an appeal to find a dog that bit a person.

In the most recent case, on October 9, the large gray and white mixed dog bit someone at the WISC Complex on Longhill Road in James City County.

The health district hopes to find the dog soon, otherwise the victim may have to undergo rabies prevention shots.

If the dog is found, it will not be taken from its owner, only placed in an in-home confinement for ten days.

If you spot a dog that matches this description, please contact the Peninsula Health District – Williamsburg Environmental Health at 757-603-4277. After hours, call JCC/Williamsburg Animal Control at 757-253-1800.

Health officials put out a similar appeal on October 6 about a dog that bit a person near the Monticello Woods subdivision in Williamsburg. No word yet if they have found that dog.