Owasso family hope to find dog that bit child

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Updated: 2/06/2013 3:00 pm Published: 2/06/2013 2:59 pm

Owasso Animal Control is asking for help to identify a dog that bit a child at an Owasso Petsmart on Saturday.

Officials say an eight-year old boy was bitten on the arm while petting a customer’s dog while in line at the store. The child was taken to the hospital and police were called, but the dog’s owner was gone when police arrived.

Officials say the dog’s owner does not face any charges, they want to locate the dog to prevent the child from having to get painful rabies vaccinations. The dog is described as "possibly" being yellow with medium to long hair.

The boy’s family tells FOX23 they will start the vaccinations on Friday, in hopes the dog is identified before the shots begin.

Animal Control officers are asking the dog’s owner or anyone with information call Owasso Animal Control Office at 918-272-4965 immediately.

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aleman - 2/7/2013 3:39 PM
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Shouldn't take a dog that has a biting problem out where there will be people who could get bit...had a pet rattlesnake a long time ago but I wouldn't take it to a pet store...same difference,the store welcomes vicious dogs?

t town253 - 2/7/2013 9:55 AM
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Aleman the dog was at a Petstore that welcomes pets. It is the responsibility of parents and adults to ensure protection of themselves and their children.

Nocturnal1 - 2/7/2013 12:09 AM
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People should not pet dogs, even in a pet store, without asking the owner's permission. Many dogs, even friendly, gentle ones, will nip or bite if someone strange gets in their face or pets them. If I were the owner, I wouldn't come forward. They'll have to euthanize the dog to test it in time. No thank you.

aleman - 2/6/2013 6:15 PM
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These idiots that take their potlickers to Lowes,one of 'em bites me or one of my family the dog is gonna wake up dead,ain't gonna let 'em run off then have to take the forty rabies shots in the belly like my uncle did...damned painfull...knots as big as golfballs came up

t town253 - 2/6/2013 3:45 PM
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I agree dukshanee. The parents should have been more cautious, regardless as to where they were at. And then they have the nerve to call the police?? Stupid stupid.

dukshanee - 2/6/2013 3:40 PM
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don't parents teach kids not to pet strange dogs?!!! dogs get nervous around people and outside their homes at times and their only defense is to bite when nervous or scared
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