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 Bat in House

OAKTON AREA, Jermantown Rd., 2800 block, 8:30 a.m. May 17. A woman called animal control about a bat in her house. The bat was located and euthanized. 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.

Shepherd Tunnels Under Fence

VIRGINIA ST. 4000 block, May 11. A woman called about a German shepherd stuck next to fence in a yard. An animal control officer found that the dog, which was attached to a line, had dug a hole and crawled underneath the fence to the other side and could not crawl back. The line was removed, the dog was taken to the city shelter, and its owner was contacted.

Ducks' Mall Trip Interrupted

MAIN ST., 9500 block, May 12. A mother duck and its seven ducklings were found wandering in a parking lot at a crowded shopping mall. The ducks were captured and taken to a local park.

Cat Injures Woman on Leg

BRADWATER ST., 3800 block, May 15. A woman walking a dog was attacked by a black cat, which punctured her leg. The cat was taken to the city shelter, and the owner was contacted. The cat, which had a current rabies vaccination, was quarantined at home.

Sick Raccoon in Yard

COLONY RD., 3600 block, 11:30 a.m. May 16. A man called animal control about a sick raccoon in his yard. The raccoon was taken to the city shelter and euthanized. It had a respiratory illness.

Arlington

The following was among cases handled recently by the Animal Welfare League of Arlington, which operates the Arlington animal shelter and provides animal control services to the county. For information, call 703-931-9241.

Parrot Finder Refuses Reward

ARLINGTON MILL DR. S., (Arlington Animal Shelter), 2600 block, May 15. A Vienna resident called Arlington animal control after finding an exotic gray parrot -- with bright green feathers on its head and torso -- in her back yard. The woman said her family had put up fliers and tried to contact the Fairfax Humane Society but could not find its number in a phone book. An Arlington shelter staff member gave the woman the number for the Fairfax shelter, then examined Arlington shelter files and found a report of a Meyer's Parrot lost in Vienna. The woman was put in touch with the owners of the lost parrot, and the stray was determined to be their pet. The owners offered the woman a reward. When she refused, they made a donation to the Animal Welfare League of Arlington.

-- Compiled by JEAN MACK

and SARAH LANE