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Friday, March 02, 2018

Health Unit Looking for Dog Involved in a Biting Incident in Stratford

The Perth District Health Unit is looking for a dog involved in a biting incident in Stratford to complete an investigation. The incident took place at approximately 11:00am on Thursday, March 1 near the Stratford Festival on the Avon River walking path.

The dog was leashed and walking with a middle-aged woman wearing a white coat. The dog is described as medium/large-sized, dark in colour with pointed ears and wearing a red vest.

The Health Unit is investigating this incident to check if the dog has up-to-date rabies shots. If the dog is not found, the person who was bitten may need to complete a series of rabies shots.

The Perth District Health Unit reminds people to always obtain the contact information of the owners of the animals involved in a biting incident.

Anyone who has any information on this dog should contact the Perth District Health Unit at 519-271-7600 ext 252.  After hours or over the weekend call 1-800-431-2054.
Media Contact:     

Rebecca Hill/Chera Longston
Communications Manager
519-271-7600 ext 279
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