It occurred on Sunday, May 23rd.
Frederick, Md (KM) The Frederick County Health Department is looking for information on a pit-bull type dog which bit a woman at the WaWa store at Baughmans Lane and West Patrick Street on Sunday, May 23es at 9:30 AM. . .
The dog is described as an adult canine, possible light brindle in color. . The animal was accompanied by an African-American man who may be named “Josh.” He was seen getting into a white SUV.
The Health Department says it needs to contact the dog’s owner and check on dog’s vaccinations. It says the animal will be quarantined for ten days which will occur at the owner’s home. If the dog is verified to be in good health, it will be released from quarantine.
If the dog cannot be found, the Health Department says the woman who was bitten may need to undergo a sires of “unnecessary and expensive” post-exposure rabies vaccinations.
The owner is asked to come forward and call Frederick County Animal Control at 301-600-1544. If you have information on the dog and its owner, you can also call 301-600-1544.
If you have been bitten or scratched by a dog or cat, the Health Department says you should obtain information about the animal so that appropriate action can be taken to protect the health of the animal. Animal bites should be reported to Animal Control at 301-600-1544. Report any exposures to the Community Health Services at 301-600-3342.
For general information about animal bites, call Environmental Health Services at 301-600-1717. or go on lien to health.frederickcoutymd.gov/RABIES.
By Kevin McManus