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: Some Students At Mitchell Elementary School Not Fed School Breakfast, Lunch Due To Staff Shortages
The officer tried to tranquilize the dog but it escaped through a backyard fence.READ MORE: Atlantic City To Receive $50,000 State Grant To Help With Plan For New Use Of Former Trump Plaza Casino
A test on the skunk came back positive for rabies.MORE NEWS: Kensington Drug Boss, Ricardo Carrion, Convicted On Several Drug Trafficking Charges
Officials say the dog had wounds on its muzzle and older scars on its body.