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.READ MORE: 6-Year-Old Boy Injured, Father Killed In Southwest Philadelphia Triple Shooting, Police Say
The officer tried to tranquilize the dog but it escaped through a backyard fence.READ MORE: Delaware AG Says Ex-Police Chief Michael Capriglione Not Fit For Public Office
A test on the skunk came back positive for rabies.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Police Officers Michael Kennedy, James Saxton Arrested For Wrongdoing
Officials say the dog had wounds on its muzzle and older scars on its body.