Officers looking for Centerville dog walker

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Fairfax County Animal Protection Police officers would like help identifying the woman who was walking a dog that bit a 14-year-old teen on Wednesday, January 18, around 3 p.m. The teen was walking on Sully Park Drive near Kamputa Drive in Centerville when he passed a woman walking a dog on a leash. The dog jumped up and bit him on the wrist. The woman asked the teen if he was ok and then she walked away without leaving her information. The victim went to a local hospital for treatment and started on post-exposure shots.

The dog walker is described as a Hispanic female, in her 40s, short in stature, with black hair and possibly wearing jogging clothes. The dog was described as medium sized, with short hair. The dog was brown, with a white belly, and had upright ears.

Animal Protection officers need to locate the dog walker and owner in order to verify that the dog has a current rabies vaccination. Officers will be increasing their patrols in the area of the incident to attempt to locate the owner and dog.

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