Public Health Alert: Woman Bitten By Dog In Frederick County

The Frederick County Health Department are attempting to make contact with the owner of the animal

Frederick, Md. (From the Frederick County Health Department)– “A woman was bitten by an unknown dog on Monday, December 4, 2023, around 9:45 a.m. at the walking trail entrance to Urbana District Park near Lew Wallace Street in Frederick, Maryland. The biting dog is described as a large rambunctious dog with shaggy, light gray hair with dark gray patches. The biting dog was accompanied by a dark-haired woman in her late 30s / early 40s who was also walking a second dog described as calm, mid-sized dog with longer hair. The biting dog was also reported to have jumped up on another woman after the initial bite.

Contact is needed to confirm the animal’s health and whereabouts. The animal will need to be quarantined, which can occur in the owner’s home, for 10 days to monitor its health. If the animal is verified to be in good health 10 days after the bite, it will be allowed to resume normal activity, and the victim can avoid receiving unnecessary and expensive post-exposure rabies vaccinations. The Frederick County Health Department is asking that the owner or anyone who has information about the animal please contact Frederick County Animal Control at 301-600-1544.

If you or someone in your family is bitten or scratched by a dog or cat, obtain contact information from the animal’s owner so that appropriate action can be taken. Report bites to Animal Control at 301-600 1544. Report possible human exposure to Community Health Services at 301-600-3342. For general rabies questions, call Environmental Health Services at 301-600-1717. Visit for more information.”