The following were among cases received recently by Loudoun County Animal Care and Control. For more information, call 540-882-3211 or 703-777-0406 or visit the Web site www.loudoun.gov/animals.
Child Is Bitten Petting Dog
LEESBURG, Firestone Place, Oct. 5. A woman reported that a 9-year-old had been bitten by a dog that was confined to its property. The child had reached through a fence to pet it. The child was told after the incident not to pet a strange dog without permission from its owner. The dog's owner was advised of the dangerous dog ordinance and contacted a trainer regarding the dog's strong desire to protect its property. The dog had a current rabies vaccination. No charges were filed.
Dog Hit by Car; Owners Warned
PURCELLVILLE, Harpers Ferry Road, Oct 5. An animal control officer responded to a report that a dog had been hit by a car. The dog, a basenji mix, was not able to walk, and the officer took it to an animal emergency hospital. The owners were found through the dog's county license and warned about letting the dog run loose. A summons will be issued for future violations.
Ponies Check Out Fine
CENTREVILLE, Old Centreville Road, Oct. 7. A woman filed a complaint with Fairfax County animal control regarding the health of ponies used for pony rides at a festival in Centreville. The ponies and their owner live in Loudoun, so the case was transferred to Loudoun County animal control. An animal control officer found that the ponies had access to fresh water and hay. Although they were not well muscled, they appeared in good health. No violations were noted, and no charges were filed.
Dog Pounces on Fox
ASHBURN, Mapleton Court, Oct. 7. A woman reported an injured fox on her property. An animal control officer found it under an air-conditioning unit. The woman's dog had pounced on it, but there were no signs of bites. The fox appeared to have mange, but it ran off before it could be examined.
Stray Dog Taken to Vet
LEESBURG, Burt Court, Oct. 8. An animal control officer responded to a complaint of a sick dog running loose. The dog had no collar or identification, and the officer took it to a local veterinarian for treatment.