Dog Biting Incident in Woodstock

Southwestern Public Health is looking to speak to the owner of a shaggy dog after a biting incident on the Hickson Trail in Woodstock. 

UPDATE: Public health has located the owner and the dog involved in this incident.

The dog is in quarantine so that public health officials can assess its health/rabies status. This means the individual won’t need to undergo unnecessary rabies vaccination which can be expensive, uncomfortable and inconvenient. 

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WOODSTOCK - Southwestern Public Health is looking to speak to the owner of a shaggy dog after a biting incident on the Hickson Trail in Woodstock. 

Police say the incident happened near the soccer fields on Tuesday morning around 8:30 am. The dog is a large tan coloured male, with shaggy fur, possibly a mixed breed. The owner is a white man in his mid 20's to early 30's with a dark beard, who drove a dark blue full sized pick-up truck. 

Public health seeks information about this dog in order to assess for risk of exposure to the rabies virus.

If you have any information about a dog fitting this description, please contact Southwestern Public Health at 519-421-9901 or 1-800-922-0096 and ask to speak to a public health inspector. 

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