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Animal control: No owner has come forward for dog that bit 8-year-old's face
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The owner of a dog that bit an 8-year-old boy last week has not stepped forward, according to Hall County Animal Control.

“No owner has come forward yet, but we are still looking into the situation,” Assistant Director David Jones said.

The labrador mix was put in a 10-day bite quarantine following an incident Monday, June 10, in the 3000 block of Southchase Drive.

“The dog has cleared quarantine, so there is no concern of rabies,” Jones said

The child was bitten on the face and taken to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Animal control officers received a positive update on the child’s conditions in the days after the bite.

“The last I heard, he was up and eating and moving around and seemed to be in good spirits. … It was the uncle of the victim that told the officers when they went back out yesterday,”Animal Control Director Mike Ledford said June 13.

.The boy was bitten while playing in an open garage, according to authorities.

“Once our medics assessed the child, (they) determined he needed to be flown to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston,” Hall County Fire Services Capt. Zachary Brackett said Tuesday, June 11.

Jones did not release any further information on the case.