Dog sought after woman bitten

Dog sought after woman bitten

The Department of Public Health is looking for dog that bit a woman Monday outside Trader Joe’s on Monroe Street.

The dog is described as a medium sized, with red and cream-colored fur. It was tied in front of the store and bit the woman on the public sidewalk at about 5:30 p.m. after the owner left the dog unattended. The owner is described as an Asian male, about 5 feet, 8 inches tall, and wearing glasses and large headphones.

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

If the animal is not found, it is possible that the dog might bite someone else, police said. It will also mean that the woman who was bitten might have a series of costly injections to prevent rabies.