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Child bitten by dog on Madison's east side, official says

Officials say tan and white pitbull was being walked on red leash

MADISON, Wis. - Public health officials are looking for a dog that bit a child Saturday on Madison's east side, according to a release.

The Department of Public Health of Madison and Dane County said the incident happened at about 9:40 a.m. on Martha Lane. The child was in a yard as the dog passed by on the sidewalk.

The dog is described as a tan and white colored pitbull, according to the release. A man was walking the pitbull with a long red leash. The man was described as black, in his 20s wearing dark colored jeans and a dark colored shirt. He was last seen headed toward Acewood Boulevard.

Officials asked anyone with information regarding the incident to call the animal services officer at 608-255-2345.

The Department of Public Health said if the animal is not located, the child may be required to complete a series of painful and costly injections to prevent rabies.

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