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.

Terrier in Shopping Cart Bites Girl

ALEXANDRIA AREA, Richmond Hwy., 6700 block, 5:15 p.m. Oct. 12. A woman in a hardware store had two West Highland terriers in a shopping cart. One dog jumped up and bit a 12-year-old girl who was shopping with her grandmother. The girl was cut on the lip. The woman left with the dogs without identifying herself.

Rabid Fox Fights With Cat

RESTON AREA, Lakespray Way, 11100 block, 11 a.m. Oct. 7. A woman heard a scuffle after putting her elderly declawed cat outside her door. She discovered that a fox was fighting with her cat and used a water hose to break up the fight. Later that morning, a neighbor called animal control about the fox, which was vocalizing, rolling over and stumbling. It was euthanized and tested positive for rabies. The cat owner was advised to get a rabies booster vaccination for her pet.

Leashed Dog Bites Jogger

FAIRFAX AREA, Blake Lane and Route 29, 11:45 a.m. Oct. 11. A medium-size white dog with brown spots bit a male jogger, 41, on the leg. The dog was leashed and being walked by a woman. The jogger ran away and checked his leg, then turned around and saw that the woman and dog were gone. An animal control officer was unable to find them. The man was advised to consult a doctor.

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.

Squirrel Freed From Fence

ALLISON CIR., 4200 block, Oct. 8. A group of children found a squirrel caught between two slats of a tall fence. An animal control officer freed it by pulling a slat. The squirrel, whose rear feet were broken, was taken to a wildlife rehabilitator. It will be released to the wild after healing.

Cat Injured in Carwash Heals

UNIVERSITY DR., 3500 block, Aug. 27. A kitten that fell into a carwash from a wheel well of a car has regained use of its legs and bladder functions and has been adopted.

-- Compiled by JEAN MACK