Editor's Update Dec. 15 at 3:10 p.m.:
The dog that bit a 7-year-old girl in the face on Monday at Mape Memorial Park has been found, according to the girl's mother.
Melinda Roman wrote:
"At approximately 4:30 p.m. yesterday my husband and I were parked with our car facing the trail right next to the park and were letting people know as they walked by what had happened to our daughter. My husband approached a female and immediately recognized the dog she was walking. We called the authorities and the Dublin police and animal control responded. The female called her son, in which her son admitted to her what happened. Her son had not disclosed any information to her. She was apologetic and had her son come to the scene to apologize to us. We are very thankful that the dog is up to date on the shots! Our daughter will no longer have to endure the rabies treatment! Thank you so very much for posting the article. We truly appreciate the community supporting!"
A 7-year-old girl was attacked by a dog while she was playing at Mape Memorial Park in Dublin on Monday, Dec. 10 around 4:15 p.m. The girl's mother, Melinda Roman, is asking for the public's help to identify the dog so they can determine whether or not the dog has been vaccinated for rabies.
Roman says the dog was on a leash when the attack happened.
If the dog is not found, Roman says her daughter will have to endure a rabies treatment in addition to the other injuries she suffered during the attack.
Roman said her husband was standing next to his daughter when it happened and that he immediately took the 7-year-old and his 3-year-old into the bathrooms to get paper towels for the injuries. When he came out of the bathrooms, she says the dog and its owner had left.
"The owner of the dog appeared to be in his teens approximately around 15 or so. The dog is described as a white or very light yellow lab (may be mixed), with a distinctive mole or growth above its right eye on top of its head. The dog did not appear to be a puppy. We do not have any other details than that."
Roman says her daughter was rushed to Oakland Children's Hospital where she was treated for the injuries. According to Roman, her daughter has "stitches and teeth marks on the right side of her face, as well as paw marks on her chest and stomach region."
Roman is pleading for the public's help to find the dog and the owner of the dog so they can find out if the dog has had its rabies shots. If the dog if found, Roman says the rabies treatment her daughter is now enduring can be stopped.
"We just need to know that the dog is up to date on all of its vaccinations."
According to Alameda County Sergeant JD Nelson, the report was taken by Dublin Police Services and will be investigated by Alameda County Animal Control Services.
If you have any information about this incident call the Alameda County Animal Control Services 925-803-7040.