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Orangetown Police, Pearl River Schools Search For Dog That Bit Child

The Pearl River School District sent out a notice Thursday morning asking for help in finding the dog who bit an 11-year-old boy and the dog's owner.

The Pearl River School District sent out a request Thursday morning for help in finding a dog that bit an 11-year-old boy Tuesday afternoon on Orangeburg Road.

The incident happened between Noyes St. and Mapleshade Ave. at approximately 2:45 p.m. The the description of the dog's owner is a female with dark hair wearing a grey sweatshirt and khaki pants. The dog was described as brown as small-to-medium with brown and black fur.

The child would have to go through a series of rabies shots as a precaution unless the owner can be found and the dog's vaccination record can be checked. With any information, contact Orangetown Police Officer Fitzgibbons at (845) 359-3700 ext. 3180.

maureen September 13, 2012 at 05:25 PM
No description of the dog?
Ryan Buncher (Editor) September 13, 2012 at 06:12 PM
Good question, Maureen. I added it to the post.
maureen September 13, 2012 at 09:51 PM
I didn't get this in an email....only on Facebook. I hope if there is no one who comes forward, that you will post this in the next email for more people to see. When I was about the same age, i also got bit by a dog...same scenario. Finally, someone came forward and the dog was tracked down....I also was supposed to start the shots. I feel bad for the little boy.
Ryan Buncher (Editor) September 14, 2012 at 09:42 PM
For those who haven't heard yet, the owner of the dog came forward after reading about the situation.

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