Update 12 p.m. July 15
The dog has been identified and has up-to-date vaccinations. Officials say the boy had been walking on a trail along Old Norwalk Road located near the park.
Original story 2:15 p.m. July 14
Police are seeking help identifying a dog that bit a New Canaan boy Monday evening in the area of Kiwanis Park.
At about 6:30 p.m. on July 13, a medium-sized black dog on a leash bit a 12-year-old boy, according to Officer Allyson Halm, head of the New Canaan Police Department’s Animal Control section.
A woman described as white and middle-aged with light-colored hair was leash-walking the biting dog and another one, said to be medium-sized and colored gray and black, Halm said in a press release.
The situation is “time-sensitive,” she said.
“The young boy is facing the rabies vaccine series if the dog is not located and the rabies vaccine confirmed,” Halm said in the release. “Animal Control is requesting that the owner of the dogs come forward.”
It wasn’t immediately clear how the dog came to bite the boy, where the boy was bitten, whether or how badly he was injured, whether the dog-walker fled the scene or whether a criminal investigation is underway.
Anyone with further information is asked to please contact Animal Control at 203-594-3510.