ALLENTOWN, Pa. (CBS) — Officials in Allentown are warning residents to be on the lookout for a pit bull that may have been exposed to rabies. The warning is for residents in the vicinity of the 1200 block of South 7th Street.
According to a release sent out Monday, a city animal control officer saw the dog involved in a fight with a skunk on Aug. 5.READ MORE: Drag Racing On Temple University's Campus Turns Violent, Police Say
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A test on the skunk came back positive for rabies.
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Anyone who sees the dog is urged to contact 911.