A 56-year-old woman was walking near the Swiss Village Shopping Center on Highway 87 Friday afternoon when she was bit by an unleashed blue heeler. The owner turned to the woman and said, "I told you he was mean," and then fled the scene.
The man is described as a white male in his late 50s. He was wearing a black cowboy hat, black vest with a white long-sleeved shirt.
Because the man fled, the victim is undergoing a series of painful shots as a precaution against rabies.
Anyone with information should call Payson Police animal control officer Don Tanner at 474-5242, ext. 253.