Yolo Co. authorities seeking owners of biting dog

8:30 AM, Jun 29, 2012   |    comments
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DAVIS, CA - The Yolo County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance in locating the owners of a dog who bit a woman riding a bicycle on the UC Davis campus on Wednesday around 8:45 a.m.

According to animal services officer Michael Nevis, the woman was riding by a couple walking three dogs on leashes when one of the dogs lunged at her and bit through her clothing. The dog owners asked if the woman was okay and she replied affirmatively, but later realized she had incurred a moderate injury from the bite.

Upon realizing she had sustained an injury, the victim later contacted the UC Davis police, but attempts to locate the dog owners were unsuccessful, said Nevis.

The owners were described as a man in his 30's and a woman in excess of 40 years of age.

The man was listed as having a medium build, dark tanned skin, short, black hair and a small black mustache. He was last seen wearing dirty tattered blue jeans over a multi-colored shirt.

The woman was described as having long, light blonde hair, and wearing dirty, tattered clothing.

The dog was described as a large, dark brown Boxer/Pit Bull mixed breed.

Anyone having knowledge about this bite incident or the location of the owner or dogs is encouraged to report it to the UC Davis Police Dept. or the Yolo County Sheriff's Office, Animal Services Section at (530) 668-5287 or animal.bite@yolocounty.org.

Identifying the dog to verify current rabies vaccination will help possibly prevent the victim from post exposure rabies treatment.


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