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.
Officer Kills Rabid Fox
CLIFTON AREA, Yates Ford Rd., 13200 block, 9 a.m. May 23. A fox bit an 18-month-old border collie. An animal control officer found the fox nearby and killed it. It tested positive for rabies. The dog was placed under a 45-day quarantine at home.
Rabid Bat in Home
ANNANDALE AREA, Shenandoah Ave., 7400 block, 5:40 p.m. May 22. A resident called police to report a bat in a home. An animal control officer removed the bat, which tested positive for rabies.
FORT HUNT AREA, Bluedale St., 8700 block, 3:40 p.m. May 22. A man reported that his 7-year-old German shepherd mix was attacked by a raccoon. An animal control officer found the raccoon in a nearby tree and euthanized it. It tested positive for rabies. The dog was placed under a 45-day quarantine at home.
GREAT FALLS AREA, Cornwell Farm Dr., 9400 block, 11 a.m. May 23. A resident killed a sick raccoon on the resident's property. The animal tested positive for rabies. There were four horses on the property, but they apparently had no contact with the animal.
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.
Stray Kittens Found in Yard
MONROE CT., 10300 block, May 22. A man called animal control about a litter of stray kittens in his yard. Traps were set, and three kittens and their mother were captured. They were made available for adoption at the city shelter.
Kittens Abandoned in Box
LEE HWY., 9800 block, May 24. Two kittens were left in a box in front of an animal hospital. They were taken to the city shelter and made available for adoption.
Stray Dog Claimed at Shelter
MAPLE ST., 10600 block, May 24. A city parking enforcement officer picked up a stray Rottweiler-German shepherd mix and took it to the city shelter, where it was claimed by its owner the next day.
-- Compiled by JEAN MACK