The Cortland County SPCA Law Enforcement Department and the Cortland County Health Department are investigating a dog bite incident that happened around 9:00 Thursday (September 5) night in the city of Cortland.
Investigators say a person was biking on Madison Street when they were bit by a boxer dog, around two-years-old or younger and brandish in color, which was being walked by a caucasian male in his early 20’s.
The male’s described as being around 6 feet tall, with a slender build and shoulder-length dirty blonde hair.
He apologized and checked the welfare of the victim before continuing down Madison Street and heading north on Homer Avenue towards the hospital.
According to the Health Department, the primary concern for the concern is rabies.
If the canine is not found and given an “alive and well” check, the victim will need to get an expensive round of taxpayer-funded preventative rabies shots.
Anyone with more information on this incident should contact the Cortland County Health Department Environmental Department at 607-753-5035, attention Phyliss Guest.