UPDATE: City Reports Dog Involved in Biting Incident Has Shots
By CITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS
January 18, 2013
UPDATE, Jan. 22: City of Falls Church Police Find Dog in Bite Incident; Dog Has Rabies Inoculations, Not Likely to Have Rabies
The dog that bit an adult on January 18 on the playground of Thomas Jefferson Elementary School (601 S. Oak St.) was found the following day. The dog, a pit bull, has had its rabies inoculations and is not likely to have rabies. The dog is in quarantine for observation for a total of 10 days, according to standard protocol. The victim of the bite started rabies shots but discontinued them when the dog was located. Charges are pending for the owner of the dog who was visiting the City of Falls Church.
The City of Falls Church Police Department thanks all who responded to the request for information.
UPDATE: At 2:16 pm Saturday, January 16, the City advised via its Alert System that the dog involved in this incident has been located. No additional details are available at this time. Thank you to all who helped.
The City of Falls Church Police Department seeks information concerning a dog bite incident that occurred on Friday, January 18 at about 4 to 4:30 p.m. on the playground of Thomas Jefferson Elementary School (601 S. Oak St.). The victim was attacked and bitten on the leg by a dog that was running loose on the playground. Two men were allowing the dog to run without a leash when the offense occurred.
The dog is described as a black and white (mostly white) medium-sized short-haired dog, possibly a “Pit Bull” Terrier or similar-looking dog.
One of the men with the dog is described as a white adult male, approximately 6 feet tall, trim build, possibly with neatly-trimmed gray hair, wearing a knee-length topcoat and dark sunglasses. The other man with the dog is described as a white adult male.
The men and the dog left the area after refusing to give any information to the victim. The victim may have to be given rabies inoculations if the dog is not located. If you have any information about the dog or its owners, please contact the City of Falls Church Police Department immediately at 703-241-5050.
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January 18, 2013