FALMOUTH, Maine (AP) — A Falmouth woman is trying to identify the owner of the dog that bit her 5-year-old daughter in an effort to spare the girl rabies shots.
Gia Davis says her daughter was walking with a care giver on a trail in Portland on Tuesday when the dog bit her on the back of the neck, breaking the skin.
A woman called to the dog, which then retreated.
The dog's handler gave the girl's care giver a Vermont phone number, but when Davis called it, it was disconnected.
She tells The Portland Press Herald (http://bit.ly/ULq5C8 ) she has to know by Friday whether the dog has been vaccinated against rabies, or else her daughter will have to undergo a series of rabies shots.
Information from: Portland Press Herald, http://www.pressherald.com