WATERVILLE — Police are looking for a woman whose black dog bit a Colby College student Feb. 9 on the campus cross country ski trails.

The female student is undergoing treatment for rabies and may be able to discontinue the shots if the dog was properly immunized, according to Deputy police Chief Charles Rumsey.

Rumsey said the dog appeared to be a Labrador retriever and the woman was about 45 to 65 years old. Her dog was off the leash when it bit the Colby student, who was skiing at the time, Rumsey said.

“The dog ran up and bit the student on her left calf,” Rumsey said. “It wasn’t what we would consider a serious bite, but it did puncture her skin on the left calf; and the woman who had the dog apologized and said basically that the dog never bites and has had all its shots. The student took her skis off and the woman put the dog on the leash and left the area.”

Because the student was unable to get the dog owner’s information, police were unable to verify the dog has had its shots and the student has had to undergo treatment, Rumsey said.

He asked that anyone with information about the dog or woman to contact the Police Department at 680-4700 or Colby Security at 859-5530.

Amy Calder — 861-9247

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