Sacto 9-1-1
April 19, 2012
Yolo County authorities seek to ID dogs in five biting incidents

Yolo County Animal Services officials seek the public's help in locating dogs involved in five different dog-bite incidents during the past week.

Three occurred in Davis, one in Woodland and one in West Sacramento.

The first incident occurred about 5:30 p.m. April 12 in Davis in a field near Richards Boulevard near the Royal Oaks Mobile Home Park. Officials said a woman was bitten several times by a large black dog believed to be a Labrador retriever, possibly wearing a red collar. The dog was last seen entering the mobile home park, but investigative efforts at the park failed to locate the dog.

About 8:30 p.m. Saturday, a woman walking in the area of Sycamore Lane and Covell Boulevard in Davis encountered a large black and tan adult-size Doberman pinscher. The woman said the dog suddenly appeared, bit her and ran off down Sycamore Lane. The victim told authorities that she didn't see anyone else on the street at the time.

The third incident also occurred in Davis about 7 p.m. Saturday at Woodstock's Pizza, 219 G St. A woman was bitten as she walked by a brown brindle pit bull tethered with a rope to a light pole in front of the business. The victim said no one claimed the dog at the time and Animal Services personnel were unable to learn from the restaurant's staff who might own the dog. No one was seen removing the dog from the area after the bite, according to an Animal Services news release.

In Woodland, a female was skateboarding in the 900 block of Wallace Drive at Lasoya Drive when she encountered two loose border collies, one black and white and the other brown and white. The black-and-white dog jumped and bit the victim, and both dogs ran away.

The fifth incident occurred about 5 p.m. Sunday in the 1600 block of Madrone Avenue in West Sacramento. A female was sitting on her front porch when a golden retriever-type dog came around the corner of the house, attacked her and then ran toward West Acres Road. A search of the area failed to locate the dog.

Anyone with information about any of these incidents, the identity of the offending animals or their owners, is asked to call the Yolo County Sheriff's Office, Animal Control Section, at (530) 668-5287, or email animal.bite@yolocounty.org. Officials seek to identify the animals to verify their rabies vaccination and spare the victims post-exposure rabies treatment.

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