MADISON, Wis. -

Health officials are looking for a dog that bit a child on Madison’s north side Tuesday, according to a release.

Officials said the dog is described as small with medium-length, white fur.

The incident occurred around 7 a.m. near Gompers Elementary School at 1502 Wyoming Way, according to the release.

Officials said the child with bitten as he ran past the dog that was being walked on a leash on the sidewalk.

Officials ask anyone with information regarding the incident to call 255-2345 and ask for the animal services officer.

If the animal is not located, the victim may be required to complete a series of painful and costly injections to prevent rabies, according to the release.