A young boy’s regimen of painful needles can stop since the owner of a dog that bit him has come forward.
A simple “thank God” was the reaction from Bonnie Buckley when she heard the news that her eight-year-old grandson would not need to get any more rabies needles.
The boy was bitten by a dog while out on a walk with Buckley more than a week ago, but the dog’s owner left before learning that the bite had broken the skin. Armed with only a visual description of the woman and her dog, Buckley appealed to the Trib for help.
The woman read the article and called her vet, who directed her to call the local health unit, said Buckley.
The dog was placed under quarantine, and the health unit contacted the veterinarian to confirm that the animal had had its rabies vaccine, she said.
Buckley was notified late last week that the risk was low, and her grandson’s rabies treatment could stop. She breathed a sigh of relief.