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.

Man Charged With Cruelty

Hybla Valley area, Fordson Rd., 7200 block, 7:30 p.m. March 7. A 25-year-old Hybla Valley man was charged with animal cruelty in connection with an incident in which a female pit bull puppy was left with a bag of dog food in a dumpster. A 26-year-old female friend of the suspect allegedly attempted to impede the investigation and was charged with obstruction of justice.

A person jumped into the dumpster to rescue the puppy, which is in good condition in foster care.

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.

Escaped Cat Caught Hours Later

Lee Hwy., 9800 block, March 13. A cat escaped from its owner in the parking lot of an animal hospital and ran across Lee Highway into woods behind a business. An animal control officer set a trap, and the cat was caught in it several hours later and returned to its owner.

Owner of Straying Dogs Charged

Plantation Pkwy., 3100 block,

March 17. A person found two stray retriever-type dogs, and an animal

control officer took them to their home. The dogs' owner was issued a summons for allegedly allowing the dogs to run at

large.

-- Compiled by Jean Mack