The following were among animal cases received recently by the Animal Control Division of the Fairfax County Police Department. For more information, call 703-246-2253.
Unleashed Retriever Bites Jogger
Reston area, Interpromontory Rd., Nov. 28. An unleashed yellow Labrador retriever running with two women and another dog on a path bit a 57-year-old male jogger on the hand and leg. The dog's owner told the jogger that the animal had current vaccinations but didn't provide proof. Anyone with information about the dog or its owner is asked to call animal control at 703-266-6490.
Dogs Encounter Rabid Wildlife
Chantilly area, Cat Tail Ct., 5300 block, Nov. 27. A resident called animal control about his dog barking at a sick raccoon in his yard. Animal control euthanized the raccoon, and lab results indicated it had rabies. The dog had a current rabies vaccination and was placed under a 90-day quarantine at home.
Fairfax Station area, Hampton Hunt Dr., 9200 block, Nov. 30. A resident called animal control after his dog, Waldo, killed a rabid skunk. Waldo had a current rabies vaccination and was placed under a 90-day quarantine at home.
Reston area, Anna Marie Ct., 6500 block, 10:30 a.m. Nov. 26. A dog killed a rabid raccoon. The dog received a rabies booster shot and was placed under a 90-day quarantine at home.
The following were among animal 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 www.ci.fairfax.va.us and click on "Police" in the right-hand column.
Dog Escapes During Work on Home
Fairchester and Egan drives. An animal control officer followed a loose lab mix toward its home, and a neighbor confirmed where it lived. Construction workers had allowed the dog to escape, and the dog was put back inside the house.
Raccoon Removed From Yard
Ren Rd., 3800 block, Nov. 28. A resident raking leaves in his yard found a raccoon with a very swollen head. An animal control officer took it to the city shelter, where it was euthanized.
Pet Shepherd Bites Boy, 2
Oak Pl., 10500 block, Dec. 2. A 2-year-old boy was bitten on the face by his family's German shepherd after being left alone with it. The boy received stitches, and the dog, which had a current rabies vaccination, was placed under quarantine at home.
Pigeon Found in Storage Area
Draper Dr., 3100 block. A person reported finding a sick or injured bird in a storage building. An animal control officer
transported the domestic pigeon to the city shelter, where it was found to be healthy. The bird was released to a wildlife rehabilitator, and if no one claims it, it will be put up for adoption.
-- Compiled by Jean Mack