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.

2 Cats Hurt by Projectiles

FAIRFAX AREA, Harrow Lane, 5300 block, Oct. 24. A woman found a cat dragging itself on her driveway, unable to use its hind legs. She took it to a veterinarian, who determined that it had been shot with a small-caliber projectile. The projectile could not be removed without causing more damage, and the cat's legs remained paralyzed. The woman posted fliers in the neighborhood and found the cat's owner, who lives in the 5300 block of Tractor Lane.

SPRINGFIELD AREA, Shipwright Dr., 9500 block, 1:50 p.m. Oct. 28. A woman found her cat unable to move in her yard. She took it to a veterinarian, and X-rays showed that it had been shot with a BB pellet, breaking a hind leg in three places. An old pellet was found in the cat's upper body.

Dog Bites Teenage Boy

SPRINGFIELD AREA, Rexford Ct., 5700 block, 6:15 p.m. Nov. 1. A stray, small, gold-colored dog bit a 13-year-old boy on a calf and forearm while he was playing outside. He was treated at Inova Fairfax Hospital.

Fairfax City

The following was 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."

Cats Found Near Work Site

FAIRFAX SQUARE, 3900 block, Nov. 1. A woman called animal control about a litter of kittens living near a construction site in her neighborhood. Employees at the site had not seen the animals' mother for several days. Animal control set traps and caught four kittens the first day. Three days later, a fifth wandered onto the woman's porch. All five were taken to the city shelter and will be made available for adoption when they are old enough.

-- Compiled by JEAN MACK