Public help requested following dog-bite incident

January 22, 2015

EDSON – Following a recent dog-bite incident, Alberta Health Services is seeking information on the immunization status of a dog. This information is required to determine the appropriate treatment for the individual injured in this incident.

On January 21, 2016, a woman was walking her dog on the paved trail across the road from the Edson Airport when she and her dog were attacked by another dog. The attack occurred around 5 a.m. and the dog is described as medium-sized, with medium-length white fur with brown patches.

“Without confirmation of the dog’s immunization status, it’s difficult for us to determine the best course of treatment for the injured individual,” says Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Albert de Villiers. “We simply ask that the owners of the dog involved in the incident call us and provide us with that information.”

Anyone with information on this matter is asked to please call Edson Community Health Services at 780-723-4421 and during weekend or evening hours, please contact Environmental Public Health at 1-800-732-8981.

Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than four million adults and children living in Alberta. Its mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.

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For media inquiries, contact:

Kirsten Goruk
AHS Communications