NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Newport News health district managers are trying to find a dog that bit someone on Friday.
Tes La Dieu, a spokesperson for the Peninsula Health District (PHD), said the dark brown, medium-sized dog was last seen at Riverview Farm Park on Sept. 2 at 8 a.m.
La Dieu said the dog looked like a pit bull.
If you know the dog, please call PHD at 757-594-7340 (or 757-595-7387 after-hours). The health department won't take the dog away from its owner, but it needs to go through precautionary in-home confinement of 10 days.
If the health district can't find the dog, the bite victim will have to get post-exposure rabies shots.
Rabies is a fatal disease if the affected person or animal isn't treated in time.