Fairfax County

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

Rabid Skunk Frightens Family

Alexandria area, Stirrup Lane, 1800 block, 6 p.m. May 9. A skunk that appeared to be sick ran toward a man and his family in the yard of their residence. The family ran into the house, and animal control was called while the skunk attacked trees and other objects in the yard. An officer euthanized it, and lab results indicated it had rabies.

Fairfax City

The following 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 www.fairfaxva.gov and click on Animals under List of Services.

2 Shepherds Attend Game

Lee Hwy., 10600 block, May 7. Animal control was called about two German shepherds at a soccer game. When animal control arrived, both dogs had run back home. Their owner was located and warned not to allow the dogs to run loose.

Dog Plays With Rabid Bat

Lee Hwy., 9800 block, May 8. A Fairfax County resident took her dog and a bat to an animal hospital after she found the dog playing with the bat in her back yard. Lab results indicated that the bat had rabies. The dog was placed under a 45-day quarantine at home.

Owner Surrenders Straying Dog

Jones St., 10600 block, May 4. A shepherd mix was found running loose in a parking lot of a business. The dog was taken to the city shelter, and its owner was notified. The owner declined to take back the dog, which was then spayed and made available for adoption.

Pigeon Caught in Courthouse Lot

Allison Cir., 4200 block, May 10. Animal control was called after a woman found a white pigeon that was unable to fly in the parking lot of the county courthouse. Animal control captured the bird and released it to a wildlife rehabilitator.

Raccoons Negative for Rabies

Evergreen Dr., 4100 block, May 8. A man called animal control about a raccoon that appeared sick and was moving slowly in his yard. The man and his neighbors followed the raccoon to a neighbor's deck, where an officer captured it. Lab results indicated that it did not have rabies.

Farr Croft Drive and Cover Place, May 8. Animal control was called about a raccoon that seemed sick. The raccoon was euthanized, and lab results indicated that it did not have rabies.

-- Compiled by JEAN MACK