SM East cross country looking for help identifying owner of dog who bit runner

An SM East cross country runner was bit by a dog near the Panera at Corinth Square.
An SM East cross country runner was bit by a dog near the Panera at Corinth Square.

The SM East cross country team is asking for assistance identifying the owner of a dog that bit an athlete during a training run Monday.

An email from cross country coach Tricia Beaham said a student was running near Panera Bread Company at Corinth Square Monday morning when he approached a middle-aged man walking two dogs, one large and black, the other small and with white curly hair. When the runner passed the man, the small dog bit him on the calf. The man left the scene without asking if the runner was okay.

The boy’s mother took him to Children’s Mercy to have the wound cleaned and examined. The wound did not require stitches.

Beaham asked anyone who sees someone who meets the description of the man with the dogs to notify Prairie Village police.

“We just want to find out if the dogs are vaccinated, and typically not blood thirsty hounds,” she wrote.