Police are looking for the dog and its owners after incident Friday.
Falls Church Police are looking for a dog that bit a person Friday afternoon, along with the two men who were allegedly with the animal. Police said the dog bit an unidentified person around 4 p.m. on the playground at the Thomas Jefferson Elementary School. The two men allegedly allowed the dog, believed to be a Pit Bull Terrier or similar looking dog, to run free without a leash, police said. Police said the men left the area with the dog, refusing to give any information to the victim. The dog is described as black and white, mostly white, medium-sized with short hair. Anyone with any information about the dog or its owners is asked to contact the police at 703-241-5050.
With the kickoff of summer, comes increased incidents of dog bites. Take steps to avoid the bite
Who knows more about being bitten by dogs than U.S. Postal carriers? They walk the streets practically every day, and last year nearly 5,600 of them reported being bitten by dogs. Unfortunately, that number pales in comparison to the staggering number of 2 million children that were bitten last year. That's why the USPS has declared the week leading up to Memorial Day as National Dog Bite Prevention Week. With the warm summer weather, and the end of school just on the horizon, the frequency of dog bite reports is on the rise. While Virginia does not appear on the list of Top 25 Dog Bite Rankings, Washington, D.C. was tied for 23rd place. Here are some eye opening stats: There are simple steps you can take to avoid becoming a statistic, …