ITHACA, N.Y. — The Tompkins County Health Department is asking the public to help identify a dog that reportedly bit a person in Aldi on Friday, June 21. Anyone with information regarding this dog is urged to call the Tompkins County Environmental Health Division at 607-274-6688. Kelsey O’Connor is the managing editor for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter @bykelseyoconnor. More by Kelsey O’Connor Main image shows the person and dog the health department seeks to identify. (Image provided by Tompkins County Health Department.) Kelsey O’Connor Tagged: rabies, tompkins county health department The health department wants to find the dog to verify its vaccination status and health over a 10-day period. If the dog can be located and found to be healthy, the risk of rabies infection can be ruled out and the person bitten can avoid rabies post-exposure treatment. According to a health department news release, the dog is described as a yellow lab or lab mix wearing a dark-colored harness. The dog was accompanied by a thin woman with light colored or gray hair. The health department said the dog bit someone at about 4 p.m. Friday at Aldi on Third Street in Ithaca.
NZ News 3 April 2014 Australia’s highest court on Wednesday recognised the existence of a third “non-specific” gender that is neither male nor female, in a landmark ruling campaigners said will help end years of discrimination.The High Court ruled that not everyone should be forced to identify as a man or woman when dealing with officials, saying some people could legitimately describe themselves as gender neutral.“The High Court… recognises that a person may be neither male nor female, and so permits the registration of a person’s sex as ‘non?specific’,” it said in a unanimous judgement.The decision ended a long legal battle by sexual equality campaigner Norrie to overturn a New South Wales state edict that gender is an inherently “binary” concept involving only men or women.“I’m overjoyed,” the Sydney-based activist said. “It’s been a long time from start to end but this has been a great outcome.“Maybe people will understand now that there’s more options than just the binary. So while an individual might be male or female, not all their friends might be and maybe they might be more accepting of that.”https://nz.news.yahoo.com/a/-/world/22320027/australias-top-court-recognises-gender-neutral-sex-category/#