Health Department

Posted on: January 4, 2017

Health Department looking for dog from Ridgway Bark Park

Jan. 4, 2017 - The Hampton Health Department needs your help in locating a dog that scratched someone on Sunday, Jan. 1, at Ridgway Bark Park. 

The dog was described as being medium-sized, 30-40 pounds, black and brown, and the owner was heard to call him Sidney. He was with a man described as white, approximately in his 50s, and a boy about 10 years old.  

Because the person who was scratched may have also come into contact with the dog's saliva, there is a concern about the potential for rabies. Unless the Health Department is able to locate the dog the victim may have to undergo rabies shots.

Anyone with knowledge of dog fitting this description in that area of the city should call the Hampton Health Department at (757) 727-2570 or the Hampton Animal Control at (757) 727-6111 or 727-8311.

Confinement of a dog involves a ten-day observation period usually at the home of the owner and does not require removing the animal from its home or having it put to sleep.

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