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.

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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