An older woman was treated and released from the hospital after being bitten by a dog on the Tanglefoot Trail shortly before noon Thursday.
Police Chief Chris Robertson said a man and woman were walking their dogs along the trail when a stray dog came up to them and began playing with their dogs.
Eventually the stray was becoming more aggressive when the woman tried to separate the dogs but was unsuccessful. When she tried to spray the dog with pepper spray it bit her, he said.
She was treated for bites along her arm at the Baptist Memorial Hospital Emergency Department but not reported seriously injured.
The animal control officer took the dog, which was wearing a collar but no tag, into his custody.
No other information was immediately provided, pending any further investigation.
The incident apparently happened in the vicinity of the welcome center and plaza, the chief said.bite, dog, New Albany, Tanglefoot Trail, Union County