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Animal Control Looking for Great Dane Accused of Biting Woman

The incident occurred on Friday near Southport Beach. Officers are trying to determine the dog's vaccination history.

officers are looking for the owner of a Great Dane that reportedly bit a woman near on Friday. Animal Control officers are looking to determine the dog's vaccine history to eliminate further post-exposure rabies shots for the complainant.

According to the report from Animal Control, the woman was walking near the beach Friday when the tan (fawn) Great Dane lunged toward her. The dog was being walked by a thin black male. The woman did not realize she had been bitten at the time, and she and the man walking the dog parted ways. The woman told Animal Control she believes the man and dog walked away toward Sasco Creek Road in Westport.

The woman saw when she arrived home that she had been bitten on the leg and reported the bite to Animal Control. She was examined by her physician on Monday and began a series of post-exposure rabies shots as a precaution.

Fairfield Animal Control and Westport Police have not yet tracked down the tan Great Dane or its owner. Anyone with information on the Great Dane should call Fairfield Animal Control at 203-254-4857.

fairfield newcomer August 21, 2012 at 04:32 PM
Didn't realize she had been bitten by a great dane, I have a huge problem with the truthfulness of this report.
JUDY M. August 21, 2012 at 07:33 PM
i have Great danes and if they even scratch me I know it, A bite id surely know...RIGHT???
great dane lover August 21, 2012 at 08:05 PM
I agree with the comments above- I have 2 Great Danes & I know if they goose me while walking through the house... a bite? uh, yes, I would know and not hours later.
Pi August 21, 2012 at 09:31 PM
I think it is suspicious too but I don't know why she would lie. If I were to make up a dog bite claim, it wouldn't be against some random stranger. Not that I would make up a claim like that.
love animals August 21, 2012 at 09:47 PM
I am tired of people blaming dogs. If i was bit I would certainly know it . For goodness sake people stop trying to make a dollar. If the dog had rabies there would be NO DOUBT ABOUT IT!!!!!!!! I do not believe the person was bitten by the dog!!!!!
Creig August 21, 2012 at 10:19 PM
I have a great Dane and he has never bitten anyone. They are sweet and gentle dogs. If the woman got bit trust me she would have known it wright then not later. That's bs.
Kennelmaid August 22, 2012 at 06:36 AM
Me too - If you've been bitten by a Dane you'd KNOW it straight away! One of my girls accidentally nipped my hand but I knew it straight away and it was bloody painful! Methinks maybe a courtcase and money are wanted?
David Gurliacci (Editor) August 24, 2012 at 07:18 PM
1 "She was examined by her physician on Monday." Does anyone really think the doc is in on it, too? 2. Some medical conditions can cause a loss of sensation. And maybe it wasn't much of a bite.
Michelle August 25, 2012 at 02:30 PM
David, if you believe her story I have some gold mine property I'd like to sell you.
Misha August 25, 2012 at 05:05 PM
*facepalm* I suspect she needs painkiller so she came up the story.
Rebecca August 26, 2012 at 12:52 AM
In my most humble opinion, as a person who, unfortunately, is terrified by big dogs and well versed in psychology, it IS not beyond reasonable doubt that her adrenaline was surging due to fear as a result of the lunge and that masked any pain....and by bite, she may have just experienced a tooth scrape or broken skin that would still warrant rabies shots.....
FFLDRESIDENT August 26, 2012 at 04:08 AM
An actual bite by a dog as big as a Great Dane would be felt, noticed, and obvious, in my humble opinion. I am a person who is more terrified of little tiny dogs, dogs that are more prone to nip out of fear This is based on my own personal experience of having my child nipped in the face by a tiny dog, rather than knowledge in psychology.
Laura Ahern August 26, 2012 at 11:29 AM
I agree David. There are many common illnesses that cause a loss of sensitivity in the extremities. I'm also sure her physician isn't "in" on it. I'm also aware of Animal Control procedures and I'm sure photos of the bite were taken by them.
g August 27, 2012 at 04:12 AM
Maybe the lady truly did get bit, and shes just an idiot......

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