LARAMIE -- Last Thursday, May 16, at around 9:30 pm, a dog bit a skateboarder near the intersection of 9th and Ivinson Sts. in Laramie.

The victim was riding his skateboard on the sidewalk when a medium-to-large sized dog with a purple LED collar ran up and bit him on the thigh. The dog was brown and had a curly coat.

The victim spoke briefly with the dog owner but did not get any identifying information from him. The owner was described as a white male, 60 to 70 years of age, wearing a baseball cap and a dark green hoodie with patches (perhaps police or military) on it.

Locating the dog in question is important for rabies monitoring purposes.

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 would like to remind everyone that animal bites could involve exposure to rabies and that all animal bites must be reported to the Animal Control Unit immediately.

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