The following were among cases received recently by the Animal Control Division of the Fairfax County Police Department. For more information, call 703-246-2253.
Stray Kitten Had Rabies
ANNANDALE AREA, Little River Tpk., 7400 block, July 5. After a 12-week-old stray kitten became aggressive and bit her, a woman took it to an animal hospital. The kitten was euthanized, and lab results indicated it had rabies. The woman is undergoing treatment under the direction of the Fairfax County Health Department.
Dogs Kill Rabid Foxes
GREAT FALLS AREA, Amanda Dr., 1100 block, July 3. When an adult red fox menaced a woman walking her dog, the dog attacked and killed it. Lab results indicated the fox had rabies. The dog and another dog that the woman owns were given rabies booster shots and placed under quarantine at home.
FAIRFAX AREA, Washington St., 11900 block, July 4. A pit bull tied to a tree in a back yard attacked and killed a fox that proved to have rabies. Because the dog lacked a current rabies certificate, it was placed under quarantine in a special pen for the remainder of 2004. The dog also was unlicensed. The pit bull's owner was issued a summons for failure to produce proof of rabies vaccination.
Ailing Bat Euthanized
CHANTILLY AREA, Mazewood Ct., 3700 block, July 6. Responding to call about a sick bat in a building, Animal Control retrieved the creature and euthanized it, then had it tested. The bat proved to have rabies. There was no known contact with it.
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.
Stray Kitten Bites Caregiver
LEE HWY., 9800 block, July 1. A kitten found beneath a porch was taken to an animal hospital because it was crying and acting as if it were in pain. During an exam, the kitten bit a hospital employee, puncturing her knuckle. The kitten was place under quarantine at the hospital for 10 days.
Dog Stolen From Front Yard
OAK PL., 10700 block, July 6. A 2-year-old shepherd mix dog was stolen from the front yard of her owner's residence. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Fairfax City police at 703-385-7924.
-- Compiled by JEAN MACK