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Police seek dog that bit young cyclist

Hillsboro police are looking for a brown dog that bit a young bicycle rider on his leg between 2:45 and 3 p.m. Friday in the 100 block of N. Washington St. in Hillsboro.

Police began searching after officer Peyton Heidebrecht was called to Hillsboro Community Hospital, where a juvenile was being treated for two puncture wounds on his right leg.

“The dog ran off and was never located after a long search for it,” assistant chief Randal Brazil said Tuesday.

The only description is that it was brown.

Brazil said it was not yet known whether the juvenile involved would require treatment to prevent rabies.

If an animal that bites a human cannot be observed for 10 days to determine whether it might have rabies, physicians often recommend a fast-acting shot near the wound followed by a series of up to four reportedly painful vaccinations over 14 days.

Anyone with information about the dog may call Hillsboro police at (620) 947-3440.

Last modified March 24, 2022