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Carroll County Health Department is asking area residents for help in finding a dog that bit a person on May 21st at Patapsco Valley State Park

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The Carroll County Health Department is asking area residents for help in finding a dog that bit a person on Tuesday, May 21st around 1:00 p.m. The incident happened at Patapsco Valley State Park in the McKeldin area in Marriottsville.

The dog was large with brown and white, short fur. It may answer to the name “Titan” or a similar name. The dog was leashed and was being walked by a man. If the dog is identified and found to be in good health by Friday, May 31st, the bite victim will not need to be treated with a series of post-exposure rabies shots.

If you have any information that may help locate this dog or its owner, please contact the Carroll County Health Department at (410) 876-1884 or the Carroll County Humane Society at (410) 848-4810.

Rabies is a viral disease spread through bites, scratches, and saliva from infected animals. If you or your pet are bitten or scratched by a wild or stray animal, wash the area with soap and water for several minutes. Keep your pet away from other people and pets. Then call your physician or veterinarian and contact the Health Department (410-876-1884).

It is important to keep your pets up to date on their rabies shots. The Health Department holds low-cost rabies vaccination clinics for dogs, cats, and ferrets twice a year. The next clinic is on Sunday, September 15th, 2024 from 2-4 pm at the Ag Center in Westminster; shots are $10 per pet.

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Area of incident: “Patapsco Valley State Park in the McKeldin area in Marriottsville”

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