Animal Watch

Animal Watch

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Fairfax County

These were among cases received recently by the Animal Control Division of the Fairfax County Police Department. For more information, call 703-246-2253.

Ailing Dog Found in Ditch

OAKTON AREA, Hunter Mill Rd., 2800 block, 12:55 p.m. March 31. Investigating a report, animal control found an ailing Australian shepherd lying in a culvert drainage ditch and took it to an animal hospital, where a veterinarian recognized it as a recent patient. The owner was reunited with the dog, which had several medical problems. The case was under investigation.

Rabid Skunk Fatally Shot

SPRINGFIELD AREA, Forrester Blvd., 8300 block, 11:30 a.m. April 2. A Siberian husky fought with a skunk, and the dog's owner fatally shot the skunk, which later tested positive for rabies. The dog was to receive a rabies booster shot and be placed under a 45-day quarantine at home.

Fox Bites Youth's Hand

ANNANDALE AREA, Malcolm Ct., 3900 block, 5 p.m. April 3. A fox brushed against a 15-year-old boy chopping wood in his back yard and bit him on the hand. The animal could not be located. The boy and his mother were advised to contact the county health department.

Fairfax City

These were among cases received recently by the Animal Control Section of the Fairfax City Police Department. For more information, call 703-385-7924 or visit the Web site athttp://www.fairfaxva.govand click on "Animals" under "List of Services."

Woman Bitten by Dog in Vehicle

MAIN ST., 10300 block, 3 p.m. April 2. An 18-year-old woman tried to pet a dog sitting alone in a vehicle in a parking lot of a shopping center. The dog bit her hand, causing a puncture wound. The woman went back to work, then reported the incident. The dog and the vehicle were gone when animal control arrived. Anyone with information is asked to call animal control at 703-385-7924.

Stray Pomeranian Impounded

OAK PL., 10600 block, April 3. A woman found a Pomeranian running near her house and took it to the house where she thought it lived. No one answered the door. The dog was taken to the city shelter, where it was to be made available for adoption if not claimed.

-- Compiled by JEAN MACK

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