The Peninsula Health District is looking for a large, older black dog being walked on a leash by an adult male in the morning of June 27, 2012. The dog bit a child and may be in the vicinity of Hamilton Drive and Page Street in Williamsburg, VA 23185. If this dog is not found, the victim may have to undergo post exposure treatment (rabies shots) for the prevention of rabies.
Once found, the animal will not be taken away from its owner, only placed on an in-home confinement period of 10 days. Anyone who has seen an animal that fits this description in this area is asked to contact the Peninsula Health District – Williamsburg Area Environmental Health Office at 757-253-4813.
After hours, please contact Williamsburg James City County Animal Control: 757-253-1800
Residents are reminded to report all exposures, enjoy wildlife from a distance, and make sure their family pets are vaccinated and protected against the rabies virus. Virginia state law requires that dogs and cats be vaccinated between 3 and 4 months of age and thereafter to maintain protection against rabies. Please contact your Veterinarian for further information.