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Updated: Dog Owners Come Forward After Boy Bit by Dog in Ocean Pines

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Benjamin Wagner's family needs help identifying couple seen here. (Photo: Ocean Pines Police Department) Benjamin Wagner's family needs help identifying couple seen here. (Photo: Ocean Pines Police Department)
Benjamin Wagner (Photo: WBOC) Benjamin Wagner (Photo: WBOC)
Benjamin Wagner was skating at the Ocean Pines Skate Park when he approached the couple’s dog. Benjamin says he was petting the dog when it bit him in the thigh. (Photo: WBOC) Benjamin Wagner was skating at the Ocean Pines Skate Park when he approached the couple’s dog. Benjamin says he was petting the dog when it bit him in the thigh. (Photo: WBOC)

OCEAN PINES, Md.- There was a sigh of relief Friday afternoon after the family of a 9-year-old boy who was bit by a dog Monday learned their son is not in jeopardy of having rabies. 

On May 16, Benjamin Wagner was skating at the Ocean Pines Skate Park when he approached the couple’s dog. Benjamin says he was petting the dog when it bit him in the thigh. Benjamin’s father, Steven, says his son called him immediately from the park.

"My first reaction was 'Are you alright?'” Wagner said.

The injury was not severe, but it punctured the skin. Steven said doctors need to have the proper rabies vaccination records of the dog in order to avoid a series of expensive rabies shots.

Unfortunately, the owners of the dog left before that information could be shared.

On Friday, after several stories were aired on WBOC and online, the owners came forward and produced the necessary documents showing their dog was up to date on all shots. 

The Wagner family says they are relieved and grateful the owners came forward. They are happy to know Benjamin will not have to go through what would have been a series of expensive rabies shots. 

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