A woman was bitten by a rabid dog this past week in Comer.
According to Madison County animal control and code enforcement director Jack Huff, a woman was bitten by a white brindle pit bull around 2 or 3 p.m. Sunday, May 6.
The dog, which was estimated at five to six months old, followed the victim’s children back to a house on East South Avenue in Comer, where the puppy got in a fight with the family dog, which was vaccinated for rabies.
The woman was bitten on the right forearm and the right ankle and calf while separating the dogs.
The family took in the animal and then called the county animal control service two days later when the puppy showed signs of rabies. An animal control officer observed the dog in the tub foaming at the mouth, disoriented and vomiting.