Health unit seeking information in Dutton dog bite incident

Dog teeth file photo. (Image by stuart pilbrow via Flickr).

Officials with Southwestern Public Health are appealing to those in the Dutton-area for information after someone was reportedly bitten by an unknown dog.

According to the health unit, sometime around 12:30 p.m. Friday, the owner of the Dutton Farm and Auto Supply on 277 Currie Road was in the mechanic shop repairing a tire while a dog was inside the vehicle. When the mechanic entered the car to get a reading of the odometer, the dog bit him in the face.

The animal is described as a large breed dog, possibly a Pyrenean Mastiff, with brindle colouring in its fur. The owner was driving a 2009 gold Chevrolet Equinox.

Anyone with information about the dog’s possible owner is asked to call Southwestern Public Health at 519-421-9901 or 1-800-922-0096 and ask to speak to a public health inspector.