Fairfax County Animal Watch

February 26, 2014
FAIRFAX COUNTY

No incidents were reported by the Animal Control Division of the Fairfax County Police Department. For information, call 703-246-2253.

FAIRFAX CITY

The following incidents were reported by 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 department’s main page.

Dog quarantined for biting owner: Farmington Dr., 10100 block, Feb. 16. A 51-year-old woman’s dog bit her on the hand.

Dog on the run: Byrd Dr., 10900 block, Feb. 16. A beagle was found running loose and was taken to the shelter.

Owner warned about proper shelter: Ramona Dr., 4300 block, Feb. 18. Responding to a report about a puppy left outside on a balcony, police officers removed the dog and took it to the shelter.

Don’t take an opossum by the hand: Orchard St., 10700 block,
Feb. 24. A 69-year-old man reported that when he attempted to remove an opossum from his yard while wearing heavy gloves, the animal bit him on the hand and fled. The man began receiving post-exposure rabies vaccinations.

Vienna

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

Elusive bat avoids capture: Council Dr. NE, 400 block, 10:58 a.m. Feb. 17. A woman reported seeing a bat in her home, but an animal control officer was unable to locate the animal. The woman planned to call a “critter control” company.

Waiting for test results: Park St. SE, 100 block, 11 a.m. Feb. 18. An animal hospital employee reported that a cat that was examined was exhibiting symptoms of rabies. The animal was taken to the shelter for testing.

Home quarantine, part one: Park St. SE, 100 block, noon Feb. 18. An animal hospital employee was bitten by a cat while attempting to perform a medical procedure. The owner was informed of the quarantine process.

Home quarantine, part two: Park St. SE, 100 block, 3:20 p.m. Feb. 18. An animal hospital employee was bitten by a dog while attempting to perform a medical procedure. The dog was returned to the owner for home quarantine.

Home quarantine, part three: Park St. SE, 100 block, 8:30 a.m. Feb. 20. An animal hospital employee was bitten by a cat while attempting to perform a medical procedure. The owner agreed to the quarantine process.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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