Sacto 9-1-1
September 20, 2013
Authorities seek dog that bit man in West Sacramento

Yolo County Animal Services officials are asking the public's help in finding a dog that bit a man Thursday morning in West Sacramento.

The incident occurred about 10:30 a.m. when a man spotted what appeared to be a stray dog in the area of Lake Washington Boulevard and Redwood Avenue. The man approached the dog in an attempt to get information from the tag on its collar, and the dog bit him, causing moderate injury, according to a Yolo County Sheriff's Office news release.

Animal Services officers searched the area but failed to find the dog.

The dog was described as a small poodle mix, weighing 10 to 15 pounds, with curly white hair. Based on what he was able to see on the tag, the victim said the dog's name might have been "Tracy."

Officials seek to identify the dog to verify that it has a current rabies vaccination to spare the victim post exposure rabies treatment. They remind the public that under the California Health and Safety Code, anyone who has knowledge of the location or owner of a biting dog and conceals that information is guilty of a misdemeanor.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call the Yolo County Sheriff's Office's Animal Services Section, (530) 668-5287, or the West Sacramento Police Department, (916) 372-3375.

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