El Dorado County Animal Services is searching for the owner of a dog that bit a 32-year-old South Lake Tahoe man on Wednesday, May 11 at approximately 8:45 a.m. as he was attempting to come to the dog’s aid. The biting dog is described as a very large Mastiff-type dog with mostly white fur and gray patches, wearing a green collar with tags. The dog was running loose on Tahoe Keys Boulevard near Texas Avenue in South Lake Tahoe when the man stopped his car to see if he could help the dog. As the man reached down to look at the dog’s collar and tags, the dog bit the man and then ran away. The dog’s owner did not appear to be anywhere in sight.
Animal Services would like to speak to the owner of the dog to verify that the dog is current on its rabies vaccinations so that the man does not have to go through post-exposure rabies treatments. Since the bite occurred, Animal Services has been canvassing the area, knocking on doors, speaking to neighbors, and following up on leads, but have thus far been unable to locate the dog. Anyone with information is asked to please contact Animal Services at (530) 573-7925.