Fairfax County Animal Watch

May 2, 2013
Fairfax County

The following incidents were reported by the Animal Control Division of the Fairfax County Police Department. For information, call 703-246-2253.

Bit and run: Tryton Way, 12100 block, 7 a.m. April 23. A stray cat walked into a home and bit a man, then ran away. The man is being treated for rabies as a precaution.

Stray bites woman: Wood Oak Dr., 2200 block, 4:50 p.m. April 23. A woman found a kitten, which bit her. The white, gray and orange cat was quarantined.

Dog bites man: Saffold Way, 11000 block, 4:15 p.m. April 20. A 9-month-old husky got away from his owner and bit a man, who received minor injuries. The dog’s owner, a 48-year-old Reston man, was charged with no dog license. The dog was placed under quarantine.

Owners charged: Brockham Dr., 8300 block, 10:55 a.m. April 19. Five cats and four turtles were seized and taken to a veterinarian. A 57-year-old man and a 56-year-old woman were charged with failure to provide adequate care and unfit owner.

Fairfax City

The following incidents were received from the animal control section of the Fairfax City Police Department. For information, call 703-385-7924 or go to www.fairfaxva.gov and click on “Animal Control” on the police department’s main page.

Dogs kill coon: Oak Pl. 10500 block, April 25. Two dogs killed a raccoon, which tested positive for rabies. The dogs will be given rabies booster shots and were placed under quarantine for 45 days.

Squirrel saved: Main St., 9600 block, April 24. A squirrel fell into a deep window well. It was captured and released.

Beagle bites owner: Assembly Dr., 10500 block, April 20. A beagle bit its owner when he reached for the dog and startled it. The dog has a current rabies vaccination and was placed under observation for 10 days.

Vienna

The following incident was reported by the Vienna Police Department. For information, call 703-255-6396.

Dog fights a fox: Hillcrest Dr. SW, 600 block, 7 p.m. April 21. A dog got into a fight with a fox. Animal control took the fox to the Fairfax County animal shelter for rabies testing.

Dog on the run: Moore Ave. SE, 200 block, 5:09 a.m. April 23. A small white dog, which appeared to be injured, was found running in the area. It was taken to a veterinary clinic for treatment and then the Fairfax County animal shelter.

Dog fights with a coon: Park St. SE, 100 block, 6 p.m. April 25. A man took his dog to a veterinary clinic for a rabies booster shot, after it fought with and killed a raccoon. The dead raccoon was taken to the Fairfax County animal shelter for rabies testing.

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