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Sheriff's Office looking for owner after dog bites man

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LEELANAU COUNTY, Mich. (WPBN/WGTU) -- The Leelanau County Sheriff's Office is asking for your help after man had to get medical attention after a dog bite.

It happened Saturday around 3:30 p.m. on the Lake Michigan shoreline at the very north boundary of the National Park.

According to the Leelanau County Sheriff's Office, a man was bit by an unknown dog while he was trying to separate two dogs that were fighting.

His dog, an Australian Shepard, was not hurt but the man was injured in exchange.

The sheriff's office says the other dog that bit the man was a dark brown and tan stripped and could of possibly been a boxer. The owner of this dog is described as a 50-55 year old woman with shoulder length dark hair. She also had a large tan dog with her that may have been a Labrador retriever.

The injured man left the area to get medical attention and did not get the other person's identity.

The sheriff's office says it is very important that the person who got bit gets the vet records for the dog to rule out the possibility of rabies transmission.

If you are the owner of this dog, or may have information as to the owner's identity, please contact the Leelanau County Animal Control Deputy at 256-8800.

This incident was caused by both owners and failing to keep their dogs on a leash, as required by law. Dogs must be on a 6 foot or less leash, at hand, anytime they are off the owner's property, or other private property with permission. Please keep control of your animals when visiting public places so that all residents and visitors can enjoy the beauty of Leelanau County without fear of being approached by an unleashed animal.

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