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.

Cousins Charged With Cruelty

FAIRFAX AREA, West Ox Rd., 4500 block, July 30. A man took his ailing German shepherd, which he owned with his cousin, to the county shelter. The shepherd had several infected sores and other problems caused by neglect, according to animal control. The dog was euthanized. A 31-year-old Sterling man and a 28-year-old Springfield man were charged with animal cruelty.

Rabid Raccoon Found

LINCOLNIA AREA, Dover Ct., 5600 block, Aug. 21. A resident called animal control about an injured raccoon outside a home. The raccoon died before animal control arrived. It tested positive for rabies. The resident's pets, which had current rabies vaccinations, were quarantined at home.

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 Bites Health Inspector

MAPLE ST., 10600 block, Aug. 25. A German shepherd mix bit a county health department specialist on the buttocks after he entered a yard to investigate a rat infestation. The dog was one of three that were let outside while the inspector was there. The biting dog, which had a current rabies vaccination, was placed under a 10-day quarantine at home.

To resolve the rat problem, the homeowner was told to clean the area and leave traps.

Kitten Rescued From Median

LEE HWY., 9800 block, Aug. 24. A person found a 6- to 8-week-old kitten in a small tree in the median of Lee Highway and carried it across the street to the city shelter. It will be made available for adoption if it is not claimed.

Teenagers Find Injured Squirrel

ARLINGTON BLVD., 9400 block, Aug. 21. Several teenagers found an injured squirrel near their apartment complex. The squirrel was taken to the city shelter and released to a wildlife rehabilitator. The animal had minor injuries, possibly caused by a vehicle.

Kitten Strays Into Laundry

ARLINGTON BLVD., 9500 block, Aug. 26. A 3-month-old kitten that wandered into a laundry business was taken to the city shelter, where it will be made available for adoption if it is not claimed.

-- Compiled by JEAN MACK