September 12, 2008

Univ. Police Seek Help Finding Owner of Dog That Bit C.U. Student

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The University is currently searching to locate the owner of a dog that allegedly bit a Cornell student on Wednesday to confirm that the dog is not rabid.
The incident occurred at 4:30 p.m. at the Stone Foot Bridge on North Campus. According to the University, the dog’s owner may be named Brian. The dog, described as “white with small brown spots, on a leash, medium build, [with] floppy ears,” was walking alongside a male and a female, who both appeared to be 18-20 years of age.
While most dogs in the United States are vaccinated against rabies, it is crucial that the dog’s owners come forth to ensure the victim’s safety. The rabies virus is often fatal, but an immediate post-exposure vaccination can stop the virus from progressing.
Anyone with information regarding the dog’s owner is asked to contact the Cornell Police immediately at 607-255-1111.