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Authorities seek dog that bit man in Woodland

Yolo County Animal Services officials are asking the public’s help in finding a dog that bit a man Monday in Woodland.

The incident occurred about noon near the corner of West Street and Clinton Avenue. The victim reported that the dog was handled by a female jogger.

The man described the jogger as tan, with brown hair worn in a ponytail. She was wearing knee-length black spandex pants and a black shirt with cut-off sleeves, according to a Yolo County Sheriff’s Office news release. The woman had the dog on a metal chain leash with a black handle. The victim described the dog as a large, black Labrador-type dog with a “fuzzy feathery coat.”

The man told an Animal Services officer that the dog jumped on him as the woman and dog were running by him. The woman reportedly said, “Sorry,” and kept running. When it jumped, the dog bit the man, causing three puncture wounds to his right forearm, officials said. The victim said the woman may have been wearing ear buds because as he was yelling at her to stop, she did not appear to hear him.

Animal Services officers patrolled the area immediately after the incident was reported but were unable to find the jogger or the dog.

Authorities seek to identify the dog to verify a current rabies vaccination. Anyone with information related to the case is asked to call the Yolo County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services Section at 530-668-5287, or email

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy