Asheville Police looking for information on dog owner

Press release from the Asheville Police Department: 

The Asheville Police Department is seeking information on the identity of the owner of two dogs, who was at the Dalton Distillery (251 Biltmore Avenue) on April 10, 2018 at approximately 10:00 p.m. .The owner, shown in the screenshot below, is believed to be named “Zack.” The victim was treated for minor injuries. If the owner is not located within the next 24 hours the victim will be required to receive the rabies post-exposure regimen of shots.

If anyone knows the identity of the owner they are encouraged to contact the Asheville Police Department at (828) 252-1110.

If you have been bitten by a dog:

1. Get as much information as reasonably possible about both the owner and the dog(s).
a. Full name, phone number, address and physical description of the dog owner.
b. Full description and rabies tag information (tag number and issuer) of the dog(s).

2. Report the bite to the local Animal Services Division. In Asheville, contact (828) 252-1110. An Animal Services Officer will respond. This may initially be done by phone.

3. After any bite a dog will be placed on a 10-day quarantine. Often times this quarantine occurs at home, with the owner.

4. If an owner cannot be located within 72 hours after a bite, the victim should start the post-exposure rabies series, per Health Department protocol.

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About Thomas Calder
Thomas Calder received his MFA in Fiction from the University of Houston's Creative Writing Program. He has worked with several publications, including Gulf Coast and the Collagist. For his weekly #tuesdayhistory tidbits on Asheville, follow him on Instagram @tcalder.

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