MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — Moorhead police are asking for the public’s help in locating a dog that bit a teenage boy this week.

Police say the 14-year-old was riding his bike on Monday evening when he reported a dog ran up and bit him on the back of the calf, breaking the skin.

The dog’s owner retrieved her dog and told the boy that the dog had had its rabies shots and he shouldn’t worry. But since the dog’s vaccination records cannot be confirmed, the boy has started rabies shots.

The dog is described as a small, white, overweight dog with pointy ears.

If the dog is found and is current on its vaccinations, the boy won’t have to have more shots.

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Comments (5)
  1. Sam says:

    Why not try to locate the owner? Might be easier than locating the dog.

  2. Small breeds bite too says:

    Everyone assumes it’s the large “aggressive” breeds that are prone to biting when it’s the small breeds that have more of a tendency to bite. More often than not the owner of a small dog will make excuses for the dogs behavior vs. correct it. You know..cause Boo Boo is just “communicating”. If Boo Boo were a hundred pounds heavier, his snarling, hiding under the table, protective tendencies and excessive barking would be threatening and the dog would be reported.

    1. Declan Carr says:

      Agree 100%. I have a Rottweiler and she is the most friendliest dog I have ever come across, she has changed so many peoples opinions on the breed. Now, my friend has a jack rustle and he is very aggressive, small dog syndrome they call it!
      Puppy Vaccination Schedule

  3. Joy says:

    I hate those little ankle biters. Shame on that dog owner for not checking to see if the boy was ok. Every dog owner, listen up…. Put your dog on a leash, it’s the law!! Otherwise you are risking a big fat lawsuit.

  4. Doug Christensen says:

    Our six month old puppy was just attacked by an uncontrolled doberman. The dog was not on a leasch. Of course, the irresponsible dog owner can not provide proof of rabbies vacinne either. Dog owners, get your dog licensed which requires proof of rabbies vacine. All dogs are cabable of bitting someone. You just never know.

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