Sacto 9-1-1
October 16, 2012
Authorities seek dog that bit jogger in West Sacramento

The Yolo County Sheriff's Department is asking the public's help to locate a dog involved in a biting incident Oct. 6 in West Sacramento.

A woman was walking a dog on a leash about 11 a.m. in the area of a bike bath in the 3500 block of Bridgeway Lakes Drive when another woman jogged by on the bike path. The dog lunged at the jogger and bit her, causing moderate injury, according to a Sheriff's Department news release.

The dog owner stopped and advised the victim that her dog was current on its rabies vaccination, but the victim failed to get any personal information from the dog owner at the time to be able to verify the information, officials said. Animal Services authorities received the bite report from the victim, but a search of the area has failed to locate the owner or the dog.

The dog is described as medium size, short haired, mostly black with some reddish-colored markings. The victim was unsure of the breed, but recalled that the owner or handler used a red leash to restrain the animal.

The woman walking the dog was described as white, about 50 years old, with a medium build and light brown hair that reached to the middle of her back. She was wearing a white T-shirt, black spandex walking shorts and large glasses.

Authorities want to identify the dog to verify the current rabies vaccination to possibly spare the victim post-exposure rabies treatment.

Anyone with information about the dog or owner is asked to call the Yolo County Sheriff's Office, Animal Services Section at (530) 668-5287, or email animal.bite@yolocounty.org

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