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Dog sought after woman bitten in Woodland dog park

Yolo County animal services officials ask the public’s help in finding a dog that reportedly bit a woman in Woodland on Thursday.

Officials said the incident occurred about 10:30 a.m. in the Woodland Dog Park on East Street, near the Senior Center. The woman was playing with her dog in the park area, using a “tug toy.” When the woman attempted to pick up the toy from the ground, another dog grabbed it, began to tug on the toy and bit the woman, according to a Yolo County Sheriff’s Office news release.

The victim described the dog owner as a white man, about 45 years old, approximately 6 feet tall, with a slender build, gray hair and wearing a hat. She recalled the man calling the dog “Rosie” and described the dog as a medium-size brown female pit bull, approximately 2 years old.

Anyone with information regarding the bite incident, or the location of the dog or its owner, is asked to call the Yolo County Sheriff’s Office’s animal services section at (530) 668-5287, or email animal.bite@yolocounty.org. Identifying the dog to verify a current rabies vaccination could spare the victim post-exposure rabies treatment.

Officials remind dog owners that if their dog bites someone, it is the owner’s responsibility to report it to Yolo County Animal Services so vaccinations can be verified.

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