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Thursday, August 09, 2018

Health Unit Looking for Dog Involved in a Biting Incident in Wildwood Conservation Area

The Perth District Health Unit is looking for a dog involved in a biting incident in the Wildwood Conservation Area to complete an investigation. The incident took place between 4 - 6pm on Sunday, August 5, 2018, while the dog and owner were walking around the campground. The dog was being walked by a woman and is described as a large, light-brown Bullmastiff-type dog with poor vision.  

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 about 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 or Chera Longston
Communications Managers
519-271-7600 ext 279
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