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UPDATE: Dog involved in biting incident located, up to date on vaccinations

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UPDATE: The Marathon County Health Department says they have been in contact with the owner of a dog that bit a woman.

The dog is current on its rabies vaccines, but the health department has issued a 10-day home quarantine to the owner, which is required under the Wisconsin Rabies Control Law.

The health department hopes the incident reminds people to exchange information whenever a bite incident occurs so that the appropriate follow-up can be done to protect the individual that was bitten.

They also remind that permission should always be asked before touching a pet.


RIB MOUNTAIN, Wis. (WAOW) - If you were on Rib Mountain on the morning of Saturday May 8th, the Marathon County Health Department is asking for your health.

According to a Facebook post, a woman in her early 60's was walking near the bottom of Rib Mountain, near State Park Road between 9:30-10:00am when she was bit.

She encountered a group of 3-4 people walking two dogs - one of which is described as possibly an Australian Cattle dog or a Blue Heeler of medium- to large-size. The dog's owner was only described as a younger woman in her 20's.

After stopping to chat, the woman reached to pet the second dog - when the dog in question bit the woman immediately.

The woman quickly left to get medical help, and yelled back to ask if the dog had its rabies shot. The dog's owner replied that it did, but didn't give any information to verify.

Anyone who may recognize the owner or the dog is asked to contact the Marathon County Health Department at (715) 261-1908 or the Marathon County Dispatch Center at (715) 261-1200.

Mason Dowling

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