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 Dog Bites Woman;
McLean Owner Charged
MCLEAN AREA, Dulany Dr., 7200 block, 9:30 a.m. Aug. 8. A 60-year-old woman who was walking her leashed dog was bitten on the upper body by a stray dog. The injury was non-life-threatening, according to animal control. The owner of the attacking dog said the pet had escaped its property by jumping over a fence, according to animal control. The dog was quarantined at the county shelter, and the owner, a 43-year-old McLean woman, was charged with owning a dangerous dog.
Rabid Bat Caught in Home
SPRINGFIELD AREA, Hempstead Way, 5500 block, 10:40 p.m. Aug. 5. A woman caught a bat in her house using insect repellent. An animal control officer euthanized it, and it tested positive for rabies.
Man Bitten by Rabid Kitten
FAIRFAX STATION AREA, Hill St., 11000 block, Aug. 5. A stray kitten bit a man. The animal died and was picked up by animal control the next day. The body tested positive for rabies. The man was advised to seek medical treatment.
Rabid Raccoon Caught
GREAT FALLS AREA, Falls Run Rd., 9000 block, Aug. 5. A person reported a sick raccoon that was unable to stand. After it was caught, it tested positive for rabies.
No report was provided by the Animal Control Section of the Fairfax City Police Department for today's Extra. For information, call 703-385-7924.
-- Compiled by Jean Mack