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Dog bite victim looking to find pet owner

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A local man is asking for a dog owner to come forward after he was bitten by the animal at Rillito River Park last week.

Jack Taylor was walking along the park’s paved path last Monday when an unleashed German shepherd jumped out of the bushes.

“As quickly as it jumped up and bit me, it ran away,” he said.

The dog’s owner ran away too, taking off with the animal.The wound itself is relatively small, but the problems it’s caused are major.

“She ran off and I had no idea if her dog had a rabies vaccination or not,” said Taylor. “And I knew I had to go start the treatment to be safe.”

Taylor has already had to get nine painful and expensive shots as part of the rabies treatment. He still has a few more to go spaced out over coming weeks.

He’s put up flyers around the park, asking for the owner to come forward so he can know if he needs to continue with the remaining shots.

He did file a report with Animal Control, but said he’s not looking to press charges against the owner. However, he does want to warn people in the heavily frequented park, which has strict leash rules.

“I'd like to everyone to be aware of a dog that's being left off the leash, that's aggressive,” he said. “And to remind people that its owners responsibility to maintain control of their dogs. I got off lucky, my bite wasn't too bad. But I don't know, the next person could be worse.”

If you have any information about the incident, you can reach Jack Taylor at jtaylorh42@gmail.com. 

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