Madison health officials search for dog that bit child

Public Health Department of Madison and Dane County

MADISON, Wis. — The Department of Public Health is searching for a dog that bit a child Friday.

Health officials said the incident happened in Reindahl Park on Portage Road. The dog is described as a black German shepherd type dog with white around its head and ears. It was with a tall slender female with blond hair who is likely in her 30s or 40s.

Anyone with information is asked to call the police and fire dispatcher at 608-255-2345 and ask for the animal-services officer.

Health officials are concerned the dog may go on to bite someone else, if it’s not located. It may also mean the bite victim may be required to complete a series of costly injections to prevent rabies.