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Authorities searching for possibly rabid dog that bit two Bibb residents

Authorities need help searching for a dog that bit two Bibb County residents during the July 4 holiday weekend and may be rabid.

The white poodle mix bit a person who was considering taking it in as a pet and also bit a neighbor’s child. The prospective pet owner then gave the dog away to a woman in the Wal-Mart parking lot on Zebulon Road between Saturday and Tuesday, according to a news release.

If the dog isn’t found, the adult and child bitten will have to have post-exposure vaccinations that can prevent the disease. Once a person has rabies, there is no treatment and the disease usually is fatal, according to the release

If the dog can be located, it can be quarantined to determine whether the humans will need the shots.

Anyone with information about the dog is asked to call 749-0121 or send an e-mail to dwcadwell@dhr.state.ga.us.

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