Iowa City Animal Services is investigating a report of a dog bite. The individual reported being bit around 5:50 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 5, on the corner of South Governor and East Burlington streets. The dog was described as a medium sized dog that appeared to be a breed of hunting dog. The dog was accompanied by a couple was described as in their early 30s. 

Iowa City Animal Services is looking to locate the owner of the dog for information regarding its rabies vaccination history. If anyone has information about the identity of the owner, they are encouraged to contact Iowa City Animal Services directly at 319-356-5295 or the Iowa City Police Department at 319-356-5275.

What to do in the event of an animal bite

If you've been bitten, ask the owner of the animal for their information and if the animal is current on its rabies vaccination. Clean the bite with soap and water as soon as you're able. Iowa City Animal Services recommends seeking medical attention to ensure there is no infection and filing a bite report to Animal Services or the Iowa City Police Department.

If your animal bites someone, inform both the victim and Animal Services of your pet's rabies vaccination status. Bites must be reported for the health and safety of others. Failure to report a bite could result in a fine.

Date of publication

Friday, October 07, 2022