PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A 5-year-old Falmouth girl bitten by a dog while out for a walk in Portland won't need rabies shots, but the dog's owner faces charges.
The owner gave the girl's baby sitter an out-of-service Vermont telephone number after last week's biting incident.
The girl's mother wanted to know whether her daughter would need rabies shots.
The Portland Press Herald (http://bit.ly/Tu2eVA ) reports that the dog owner left a copy of the animal's rabies vaccination certificate near where the girl was bitten, but with the owner's name blacked out.
Police say they figured out the name by holding the paper up to the light.
Now 25-year-old Alison Slattery is charged with keeping a dangerous dog. She is due in court Dec. 13.
The dog is a 46-pound pit bull-Labrador retriever mix.
Information from: Portland Press Herald, http://www.pressherald.com