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Green Bay Police investigate dog bite reported on Velp Avenue

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Posted at 11:21 AM, Jan 12, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-13 09:18:23-05

GREEN BAY (NBC 26) — UPDATE: Police released the following statement:

The Green Bay Police Department has been able to speak with the owner of a yellow Labrador Retriever that was reportedly involved in the bite incident of a woman, which resulted in minor injuries, on Velp Avenue, around 5:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 12, 2023.

The dog’s owner has been cooperative, and we have been able to verify that the dog involved is current on a rabies vaccine and City license.

A quarantine order was issued on Thursday, January 12, 2023, in compliance with Wisconsin State Statute 95.21.

We would like to thank the public for their assistance.

The Green Bay Police Department is seeking to speak with the owner of a yellow Labrador Retriever-type dog that was reportedly involved in the bite incident of a woman, who was running on Velp Avenue, during the early morning hours on Thursday.

Police said the victim, who sustained minor injuries and was treated at a local hospital, told officers that she was bitten by one of two dogs being walked around 5:30 a.m. on Velp Avenue between Ethel Avenue and Gray Street.

The person walking the dogs has been described as a White man believed to be in his 30s or 40s, wearing a red-orange colored winter coat, winter hat with a headlamp, and possibly glasses.

"It is important that we locate the dog’s owner within 72 hours to verify current rabies vaccinations," police stated in a press release.

Anyone with information related to this case is encouraged to call Green Bay Police at (920) 448-3200 and reference case #23-202034. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime stoppers at (920) 432-STOP (7867). You may also submit a tip online at www.432stop.com, or utilize the "P3 Tips" app for crime tips.