It was near this intersection, on October 15th, that a juvenile male was bitten by a black and white pit bull. The dog, at the time, was being walked by a man in his early 20s. (photo: Trevor T. Trujillo)

The Laramie Police Department is seeking help from the public in finding the owner of a pit bull that bit a male juvenile earlier this week.

According to an official release from the Laramie Police Department, the juvenile was at the corner of North 10th and Hancock on October 15th, at just before 3:30 in the afternoon.  The release says that the young male was then bitten by a black and white pit bull.  Witnesses described the dog was wearing a black collar with no tags.  At the time the dog was being walked by a male in his early 20s.

The man is described as being approximately 6’1″ tall with curly blonde hair and a lip piercing.  It is further said that the man was wearing a jean jacket and a black sweatshirt.  The man was accompanied by a female in her early 20s, approximately 5′ 7″ tall, with black hair.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of this dog or the owner is asked to call the Animal Control Unit at 721-5385 or the non-emergency Dispatch line at 721-2526.

The Animal Control Unit reminds everyone that animal bites could involve exposure to rabies and that all animal bites must be reported to the Animal Control Unit immediately. According to a statement on the official release, should you be bitten “it is imperative that victims of animal bites try to identify the specific animal and the owner’s contact information while they are still present. A picture using a cell phone is always helpful.”

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