Yolo County Animal Services is seeking the public’s help in locating a dog that bit a woman Saturday near Central Park in Davis.
Officials say the woman was bitten sometime between 3 and 4 p.m. when she bent down to pet the dog, described as a small brown Chihuahua mix. The apparent owner, a white woman in her 30s with dark hair and an average build, and a male were walking the dog off-leash in the area of Third and B streets.
The dog had a blue leash with a rabies tag attached, but the bite victim was unable to verify whether the vaccine was current and did not obtain the owner’s contact information. Officials are hoping to contact the owner in order to possibly avoid post-exposure rabies treatment.
Anyone with information about the dog or its owner is asked to contact Animal Services at 530-668-5287 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or the Davis Police Department at 530-747-5400.
Animal Services officials remind the public that it is a misdemeanor to conceal information about the location or ownership of a biting dog.