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Elgin County OPP looking to identify owner, dog in biting incident

Crest on Ontario Provincial Police officer's uniform. (File Photo) Crest on Ontario Provincial Police officer's uniform. (File Photo)

Police in Elgin County are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man and his pet dog after the dog repeatedly bit and injured a 62 year old while in a conservation area on Monday.

According to Elgin County OPP, at approximately 1 p.m. on Monday, police responded to a conservation area on Ferguson Line in the Municipality of Central Elgin.

Police said a 62-year-old individual was in a picnic area when a dog wearing a leash ran at them and bit them multiple times causing an injury.

The suspected dog owner attended the area a short time later and gained control of the dog, and then left in a passenger vehicle without offering any help.

The suspected owner is described by police as a white male, 50 to 60 years old, approximately 6’ tall with silver hair.

The dog is described as a black Rottweiler, approximately 75 lbs and possibly named Owen.

The vehicle seen leaving the scene of the incident is described as an older model Chevrolet Blazer with a red bottom panel and a white top, and possibly having a licence plate ending with “77.”

The victim was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Elgin OPP wish to speak to the owner of the dog, and ask anyone with information to contact police at 1-888-310-1122 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). 

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