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: Mothers Who Lost Sons To Gun Violence Gather At Dell Music Center To Receive Potted Flower On Mother's Day
The officer tried to tranquilize the dog but it escaped through a backyard fence.READ MORE: Police: Teenager, 23-Year-Old Killed In Quintuple Shooting In Olney
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.MORE NEWS: Firefighters Battle 2-Alarm Fire At Now-Closed Saint Leo Roman Catholic Church In Tacony
Anyone who sees the dog is urged to contact 911.