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.
Raccoon Bites Woman
TYSONS MALL AREA, Jones Branch Dr., 8100 block, 9:30 p.m. June 2. A woman, 29, was walking near trash cans when a raccoon bit her on the leg and fled. Animal control unsuccessfully searched for the animal. The woman was treated for the bite.
Rabid Fox in Yard
FAIRFAX AREA, Twinbrook Rd., 4500 block, 9:45 a.m. May 27. A woman found a sick fox in her back yard, and it was impounded and euthanized. It tested positive for rabies.
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.
Odd Canine Pair in Traffic
MAIN ST., 10100 block, June 1. A mastiff and a dachshund were seen running in and out of traffic. When an animal control officer arrived, the dogs had returned to their yard. The officer secured them in the garage of their owner, who was charged with allowing the dogs to run at large and failing to obtain dog licenses.
Injured Fledgling Found
EMBASSY LANE, 3600 block, May 29. A resident called animal control after finding a baby blue jay with a dislocated leg in a back yard. An animal control officer took it to a wildlife rehabilitator.
Mallard Family Relocated
LEE HWY., 10700 block, May 31. Animal control was called about a female mallard leading ducklings through a parking lot. An officer captured the ducks and released them in a nearby park.
Dog Trespasses in Home
OAK PL., 10600 block, May 27. A Labrador retriever mix wandered into a residence and was taken to the city shelter. The dog had escaped from a fenced yard. A woman who was caring for the dog while the owner was out of the country claimed it at the shelter.
-- Compiled by JEAN MACK
and SARAH MARK