Update: Dog Owner Found; No Rabies Treatment Needed

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The owner of a dog that bit a child in Lewis County earlier this week has been found and the victim doesn't need to undergo rabies treatments, health officials say.

Officials from the county's public health office were seeking the public's help finding the owner of the dog to make sure the animal's rabies shots were up to date.

Officials say the owner has been found and the dogs shots are current, so no rabies treatments are necessary for the child.

The dog -- which has been confined at the Countryside Veterinary Clinic in Lowville since the incident -- has to remain locked up for the next 10 days.

The bite happened Wednesday evening on State Route 26 in the Deer River area in the town of Denmark.
 

Following is our story from Thursday:

Health officials are asking for the public's help finding the owner of a dog who bit someone in Lewis County.

Officials from the county's public health office say the bite happened Wednesday evening on State Route 26 in the Deer River area in the town of Denmark.
 
Officials say they have the dog, but need to find the owner to determine if the animal's rabies shots are up to date.
 
The dog is a black, white, and brown collie/shepherd mix with long hair. It's being held at  Countryside Veterinary Clinic in Lowville.
 
Anyone with information on the dog or its owner can call the Countryside clinic at  315-376-6563 or Lewis County Public Health at 315-376-5453.
Monday, April 21, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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