LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — Members of the Lynchburg community are on the lookout for a dog that reportedly bit a person and then got away from animal control Wednesday evening.

The Lynchburg Humane Society says a dog being brought in by Lynchburg animal control officer got loose while the officer was trying to unload him from their truck on Wednesday, July 13, managing to escape from the officer and the shelter staff.

According to the shelter, he was last seen heading into the woods behind the old Colbert Kennels building on Old Graves Mill Road.

“Though we do not have all the details, we do know this dog has bitten someone recently and is exhibiting signs of high stress, making it unsafe to approach him,” the Lynchburg Humane Society wrote on Facebook.

The shelter describes the missing animal as a male pit bull type dog that is mostly black with a white patch on his chest.

If you see a dog fitting this description in the Old Graves Mill Road area, you are asked not to approach him or try to catch him. Instead, call Lynchburg dispatch immediately at 434-847-1602.