By CBS3 Staff

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (CBS) — Allentown police announced Tuesday evening that they have located a pit bull that had been exposed to rabies. Police say the dog is currently being quarantined at the Lehigh County Humane Society.

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.

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