Fairfax County

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

Pomeranian Stolen From Store

Reston area, Franklin Farm Rd., 13300 block, 1:30 p.m. Dec. 10. A brown Pomeranian puppy was stolen from the front display case of a pet store. The puppy is eight inches tall and weighs three pounds. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call animal control at the phone number listed above.

Fairfax City

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.

Arrested Woman's Pets Monitored

Layton Hall Drive and Old Lee Highway, Dec. 14. A woman allegedly refused to move her vehicle when police were redirecting traffic for an annual 10K run. She was arrested and taken to the police department.

An animal control officer was asked to check on a cat and dog left in her vehicle. A tabby cat appeared comfortably curled up in a carrier, but an old female beagle mix was frightened and shivering from the cold. The officer kept the dog in a heated van for about 15 minutes until the woman returned after being released on a summons. The woman was charged with failure to obey a lawful order.

Car Hits, Injures Cat That Fled

Lee Hwy., 9800 block, Dec. 10. The bottom fell out of a cardboard carrier containing two cats as the owner was leaving an animal hospital, and the cats escaped into a parking lot. The owner captured the male cat later in the evening, and animal control officers set traps for the female black cat.

Four days later, an animal hospital employee saw a car hit the black cat as it tried to cross the highway in front of the hospital. The employee was bitten on the hand as she retrieved the animal, but she did not require medical treatment. The cat, which had a current rabies vaccination, was released to its owner after being treated for scrapes and bruises. The cat was quarantined for 10 days at home.

Dogs Secured After Storm Mishap

Virginia Street and Dwight Avenue, Dec. 11. Two Bernese mountain dogs escaped from a yard after a large tree fell onto a fence during an ice storm. An animal control officer and several neighbors secured the dogs back in the yard.

Lack of Tags Leads to Summons

McCarty Crest Ct., 10000 block, Dec. 8. A black and white Siberian husky with no tags on its collar escaped from its yard. Animal control captured the dog and took it to the city shelter. The owner claimed the dog after paying pickup and boarding fees and getting a summons for failing to display the dog's tags.

-- Compiled by Jean Mack