Health Department investigating dog bites

Published 4:40 pm Monday, March 29, 2021

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The Clark County Health Department needs the public’s help in finding two dogs that bit people in Winchester within the last several days.

According to Jim Cowan, a teenage girl was bitten on March 21 on South Main Street near the intersection of French Avenue. The small dog was about knee-high and light brown or beige, and it had a collar.

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The girl reached down to pet the dog, and it bit her on the hand.

The Health Department would like to find the dog and test it to see if it’s well and has had its shots so that the girl can stop taking her rabies shots, which are painful.

Also, on March 20, a dog bit a man on Estes Drive. It was a black Labrador mix, about 70 to 80 pounds, and about two feet tall, with fur that was about an inch long. It was probably a male, Cowan said, because it jumped a fence into the man’s yard, where his female dog was.

If anyone has seen a dog in the area that matches the description of either of these dogs or they think they know who the owners are, they should contact Cowan at the health department by calling 859-744-1488.