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Animal Control Concerned About Random Dog Bite

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RALEIGH — July 17, 1996 - 3:40 p.m. EDT

A Raleigh man is recovering this morning after being bitten by a dog as he picked up his keys from the ground. Raleigh animal control officers say they're concerned about the random attack.

Officers say a man dropped his keys in the parking lot of the Townridge Center on Glenwood Avenue. When he reached down to pick them up, a light-brown German Shepherd bit the man in the face.

Animal Control Officer, Joe Blomquist says an unprovoked attack in a public place is frightening.

"It's highly unusual," says Blomquist. "Most attacks we find are on private property, but this was for some reason an unprovoked bite and those are the ones you really need to be concerned with."

Officers are using traps in an attempt to catch the dog so they can determine if its shots are up-to-date

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