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Another biting dog sought after incident on Jefferson Blvd onramp


The Yolo County Animal Services Division is asking the public for help in locating a dog involved in a biting incident on the I-80 onramp at Jefferson Boulevard yesterday (Sunday, Jan. 26).

A woman was bit by the ‘pit bull’ type dog as she “attempted to contain the dog from traffic,” reports the County of Yolo’s Animal Services Division. The woman suffered a bite on her left ear.

The dog was described as “large with a stocky build, brown in color, with white markings.” It was last seen at the onramp.

If authorities can locate the dog and verify rabies vaccination, the victim can avoid undergoing rabies exposure treatment.

Anyone with information is asked to call (530) 668-5287 or email animal.bite@yolocounty.org.

Authorities announced earlier this month they were looking for a brown or ‘brindle’ boxer-type dog after a Jan. 10 bite at the dog park on Stone Blvd.  That incident was reported by the News-Ledger here.

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Boxer-type dog sought after West Sac bite


The Yolo County Sheriff’s Department Animal Services Section is looking for a dog and its owner after a biting incident Friday morning at a West Sacramento dog park. Finding the dog can help prevent the victim from having to undergo rabies exposure treatment.

The incident happened about 11 a.m. on Jan. 10 at the Sam Combs Park’s dog run.  According to the Animal Services Section:

“An adult male was in the Sam Combs dog park, 205 Stone Boulevard, and was attempting to break up a dog fight that started when the dogs were playing at that location, when the victim was bitten by the dog that began fighting with (the victim’s) dog.”

The bite victim describes the biting dog as a medium size brown or “brindle” boxer with a “New York Giants” collar and tags. That dog’s owner was described as a white male, about 5’9″ tall, with a thin build. The man was wearing glasses and had a New York-type accent.

Anyone with information is asked to call (530) 668-5287, or email animal.bite@yolocounty.org.


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Poodle mix sought after Southport bite


The Animal Services Section of the Yolo County Sheriff’s Department is looking for help in finding the dog involved in a biting incident Thursday morning in Southport.

According to spokesman Mark Persons of the sheriff’s department, a man noticed the apparent stray near Lake Washington Boulevard and Redwood Avenue.

“The victim approached the dog in an attempt to get information from the tag on its collar,” said Persons in a press release. “At that point, the dog bit the victim, causing moderate injury. Animal Services received the bite report from the victim, and a search of the area has failed to locate the dog.”

Typically, if a biting dog can’t be located and screened for rabies, the bite victim must undergo extensive treatment for possible rabies exposure.

“The biting dog is described as a small poodle mix, 10-15 pounds, with curly white hair and (is) possibly named ‘Tracy’,” reported Persons.

He asked anyone with possible knowledge of the dog to contact the Animal Services Section at (530) 668-5287 or animal.bite@yolocounty.org.

Anyone with knowledge of the biting dog who conceals such knowledge could be guilty of a misdemeanor, added Persons.

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Biting dog may have been found



A few minutes ago, Vicky Fletcher of the animal services division (Yolo Sheriff’s Department) gave us an update on the dogs being sought after one of them bit a teen in Southport on May 24 near Shasta Way. The 15-year old victim approached the two small white dogs, thinking they looked “lost,” and one of them bit the youth.


The biting dog needs to be found and cleared of rabies or the victim will have to undergo rabies exposure treatment.


“We may have found the two white dogs with one involved in the recent bite,” said Fletcher in an email shortly after 4 p.m. today.   “The dogs are coming in from West Sacramento (with) of our officers.  A citizen found them wandering around the River City High School and took them home, and her parent remembered seeing the story in the paper and called us.  Since one of the dogs is wearing the blue collar we are pretty sure they are the right dogs.  However, we will be having the victim come in to ID the animals.”


You can see the story from Wednesday’s News-Ledger by clicking here.

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