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Wanted: Little dog's owner

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crime and courts River Falls, 54022
River Falls Wisconsin 2815 Prairie Drive / P.O. Box 25 54022

River Falls police are trying to find the owner of a 14-pound, brown-and-white, neutered adult dog, believed to be a Chihuahua mix, that bit a woman last week on Wasson Lane. The woman had allowed the stray dog -- described as scared but not aggressive -- to stay overnight in her house. He had wandered inside after she let her other dogs out.

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Community Service Officer Janna Grassel said the male dog had a microchip from the Scott/Carver Humane Society but the owners never registered the chip and so haven't been found.

The dog is being quarantined to see if it exhibits signs of rabies. If an owner is found, the dog's vaccination history could be verified. As it is, the dog could end up being sent to the Humane Society if the owner isn't identified.

The dog in question had been "living" on the woman's porch on Wasson Lane for a week but couldn't be caught. This was before he finally came into the woman's house.

Call police at 425-0909 if you have any tips.

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Phil Pfuehler has been editor of the River Falls Journal since 1991.
(715) 426-1050
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