Tompkins County Health Department

ITHACA, N.Y. — The Tompkins County Health Department is seeking information about a dog that reportedly bit a person at the Ithaca Dog Park on Sunday.

The bite occurred between 1:30 and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Ithaca Dog Park, according to the health department. The dog is named Spencer and is described as a medium-sized black dog with no markings wearing a green harness. The dog was accompanied by a woman.

The health department wants to verify the vaccination status and the health of the dog over a 10-day observation period. If the dog can be located and observed to be healthy, rabies can be ruled out and the person who was bitten can avoid post-exposure treatment for rabies.

Anyone with information regarding this dog is urged to call the Tompkins County Environmental Health Division at (607) 274-6688.

Kelsey O'Connor

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