By Havre Daily News staff report
Havre police are asking residents to help identify a dog involved in a bite case in hopes the victim can avoid having to undergo treatment for rabies, police said today.
The dog bite incident occurred Wednesday about 7 p.m.
A 10-year-old child was bitten on the hand by a black terrier wearing a red collar in the 600 block of Fourth Avenue.
The child described the dog as friendly and was petting the dog when the bite occurred.
The child was treated at Northern Montana Hospital and released.
The mother of the child is asking for the dog owner to come forward in the hope the dog has a current rabies vaccination. If the dog is not located within three days, the child will have to undergo treatment for rabies.
The mother of the child is not interested in pursuing a criminal complaint, and no charge of vicious animal will be filed.
The dog has been seen in the area before, usually after 5 p.m.
If the dog has not been vaccinated, it will be quanantined for 14 days. If it shows no sign of rabies, the child will not be treated.
If you are the dog owner, or know the dog owner, please contact the Havre Police Department at 265-4361.