Health Dept Looking for Dog Owner

Written by on December 27, 2018

On Monday, December 24, 2018 at approximately 11:00pm a pedestrian was bitten by a free-roaming dog. The incident occurred along the west sidewalk of Summit Street that is located between Washington Avenue and East Main Street in the City of Batavia. The dog is described as possibly being an American Pit Bull Terrier or a similar resembling breed or mix that has short black fur. The dog is of a medium build and stands approximately knee-high in height. The dog approached from an unknown direction and after the bite occurred it ran off in an unknown direction.

“The purpose in locating the owner of the dog is to make sure the dog is up-to-date on its anti-rabies vaccine,” stated Sarah Balduf, Environmental Health Director of Genesee and Orleans Counties. “If the owner cannot be located, the individual will have to go
through unnecessary treatment.”

Anyone with information on the dog and/or dog owner is asked to
contact the Genesee County Health Department at 585-344-2580 ext.5555.


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