By CBS3 Staff

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.

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The officer tried to tranquilize the dog but it escaped through a backyard fence.

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A test on the skunk came back positive for rabies.

Officials say the dog had wounds on its muzzle and older scars on its body.

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Anyone who sees the dog is urged to contact 911.