LPH searches for dog that bit teen

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Lambton Public Health is searching for a dog and its owner after a biting incident involving a teenage boy in downtown Sarnia.

The health unit said it happened Tuesday, January 24, at around 11:30 a.m. on Christina Street, near the old Scotiabank branch at Davis Street.

The dog is described as large and brown, and was seen walking on a leash with its male owner who is believed to be in their late 50s or early 60s.

The individual did stop and ask if the victim was ok, but no information on ownership was exchanged.

Anyone with information on the location of the dog or its owner is asked to call Lambton Public Health at 519-383-8331 ext. 3584 or toll-free 1-800-667-1839.

If the dog is not located, and the health status of the animal is not verified, the victim will need to receive post exposure rabies shots.