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.
Dog Owner Charged in Bite Case
VIENNA AREA, Cinnamon Creek Dr., 9600 block, 12:45 p.m. July 20. A 49-year-old woman was charged with allowing a dog to run unrestricted after her 8-year-old beagle allegedly bit a construction worker on the finger in a neighbor's yard. Before the incident, the dog took another worker's lunch.
Rabid Skunk Sprays Dog
CLIFTON AREA, Wilder Ct., 13500 block, July 28. A skunk sprayed a dog and attacked the dog's leash. The skunk was euthanized, and lab results indicated it had rabies. The dog, which had a current rabies vaccination, was to receive a booster shot. It was placed under a 45-day quarantine at home.
Dog in Hot Car; Owner Charged
RESTON AREA, Centreview Dr., 3900 block, July 23. A basset hound was left in a parked car in which the temperature reached 111 degrees. A passerby alerted police after seeing the dog panting heavily in the vehicle, which had its windows open slightly. Animal control pulled the dog out and gave it water immediately. The dog was treated at a veterinary hospital and released to its owner, who was charged with cruelty to animals.
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.
Lab Evaluated for Seizure
ANNE ST., 10800 block, July 27. A woman called animal control because her yellow Labrador retriever had just had a seizure. The woman was baby-sitting her grandchildren and did not have car seats to transport the children, so she could not drive the dog to a veterinarian. An officer transported the dog, which was examined and returned home the same day.
Stray Terrier at Park
RANGER ROAD PARK, July 26. A terrier mix was found running loose at a park. It was taken to the city shelter and was to be made available for adoption if not claimed.
-- Compiled by JEAN MACK