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.
Man Charged in Dog Stabbing
CENTREVILLE AREA, Golden Oak Rd., 14500 block, 6:30 p.m. July 9. Police were called to a residence about a domestic dispute. While an officer was speaking with an occupant, another resident allegedly stabbed a 10-pound miniature dachshund four times with a grilling fork in a different area of the house. The dog had been staying temporarily with the family while its owners were away.
The dachshund was treated at a veterinary hospital for non-life-threatening injuries and was to stay there until its owners returned. A 34-year-old man was charged with animal cruelty.
2 Dogs Kill Rabid Wildlife
GREAT FALLS AREA, Amanda Dr., 1100 block, 10:30 p.m. July 6. A Samoyed killed a red fox, and lab results indicated the fox had rabies. The dog, which had a current rabies vaccination, was placed under a 45-day quarantine at home, and its owner was told to obtain a dog license.
FALLS CHURCH AREA, Morning Wood Lane, 1100 block, July 13. A dog killed a woodchuck in its yard, and lab results indicated the woodchuck had rabies. The dog, which had a current rabies vaccination, was placed under a 45-day quarantine at home.
Rabid Bat, Raccoon Reported
HERNDON AREA, Quincy Adams Dr., 2600 block, 10 p.m. July 8. A man found a sick bat in his house and called Animal Control, which euthanized it. Lab results indicated it had rabies.
WEST SPRINGFIELD AREA, Carrleigh Pkwy, 8300 block, 10:15 a.m. July 12. A man reported a sick raccoon in his yard, and Animal Control euthanized it. Lab results indicated it had rabies.
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.
Poolside Squirrel Unwelcome
FARR AVE., 3700 block, July 12. A woman reported that a squirrel would not leave her pool area and that she was concerned it might be sick and try to jump into the water. An animal control officer determined that the animal appeared healthy and shooed it away.
Animal Disturbs Cat's Grave
QUEEN ANNE DR., 3500 block, July 15. Residents of a home found that an unidentified animal had dug up their dead cat, which they had buried in their yard two weeks earlier. A coyote or fox might have been the culprit, according to Animal Control. The cat's body was taken to an animal hospital, then cremated. Animal Control recommends that animals larger than pet birds not be buried in residential areas.
Mourning Dove in Sad Shape
NORMAN AVE., 10600 block. A resident called Animal Control about a mourning dove that she found in her neighbor's yard and said it was unable to fly. An officer took the cold, thin dove to a local wildlife rehabilitator.
-- Compiled by JEAN MACK