Fairfax County

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.

Rabid Raccoons

POPES HEAD RD., 12500 block, July 21. A couple found a dead raccoon in their garden and took it to the county animal shelter. It tested positive for rabies.

TARPON LANE, 4300 block, July 29. A female Jack Russell Terrier found a dead raccoon in the back yard of a residence. The raccoon tested positive for rabies. The terrier, which had a current rabies vaccination, received a booster shot and was put under a 45-day quarantine at home. The owner was charged with not possessing a dog license.

MARTHA LANE, 7800 block, July 31. An animal control officer picked up an injured raccoon, which was euthanized. It tested positive for 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.

Dog Holds Raccoon in Mouth

BYRD DR., 10900 block, Aug. 1. A woman found her golden retriever in her back yard holding a raccoon in its mouth. When she called to the dog, it dropped the animal. The raccoon, which was unable to walk, was taken to the city shelter and euthanized. It tested negative for rabies.

Sick Calico Cat Taken to Shelter

LEE HWY., 9800 block, Aug. 5. A woman and her daughter found a stray calico cat and took it to the city shelter, where it was treated for a large abscess on its back. The cat was to be made available for adoption if not claimed.

-- Compiled by GERRI MARMER