Unleashed dog results in rabies shot for Bryan Park visitor

Keep your dog on a leash. It’s the law and common sense.

From CBS6:

A Richmond woman said she was encouraged to undergo rabies treatments after a dog bite left her bloodied in Richmond’s Bryan Park. Kenney Toms Cobb posted a photo of her bloody arm to Facebook last week following the incident. Not knowing if the dog that bit her was up to date on its vaccinations, Cobb hoped the picture would help her find the dog and its owner.

Here is Kenney’s original post and picture seen above.

Dear Friends:

I need help. I was walking my greyhound, on lead, along the wooded creekside paths in Bryan Park. A black shaggy dog ran down the path ahead of it’s owner and attacked my dog. Kong escaped and I was able to retrieve him safely. However, in the scuffle, the black dog bit me.

Please help me find the owner so I can avoid having to get rabies shots.

The young woman had shoulder length brown and blonde streaked hair, about 5’7”, slender build. She had two dogs with her, a smaller brown cocker looking mix with intact tail and the aggressor, a black shaggy larger dog, looked about 50 pound range, about knee height.
I did not get her information at the time. That was my mistake. I was angry at her insistence that her dog wouldn’t do that and I wanted to get back to my car.
Please help me to find out if this dog is up to date on its shots and be careful out there.

The majority of area parks including Bryan Park allow dogs but they must be on a leash and under control at all times. This rule also applies to the James River Park system and areas such as Belle Isle and Pony Pasture where you’ll often see dogs roaming free.

Image: Kenny Toms Cobb

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Richard Hayes

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