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.

59 Cats Confiscated From Home

SEVEN CORNERS AREA, Hillsborough Dr., 6300 block, 9:41 a.m. June 27. Police were called about a bad odor from a residence and discovered 59 live cats, 29 dead cats, and urine and feces in the home. Animal control officers took custody of the live cats and a dog. A resident was charged with being an unfit pet owner. The home was subsequently condemned by the county health department.

Man Charged With Cruelty

FORT HUNT AREA, Wellington Rd., 7900 block, 2 p.m. June 28. Investigating a report, police found an emaciated dog on the front porch of a residence. The animal, which had tumors on its chest, was unable to drink water that animal control officers provided. The dog was put on a stretcher and carried to a shady area, where it convulsed and died. A man who was the dog's caretaker was charged with cruelty to animals.

Dog Socialization Talk

Dog trainer Stephen Rafe will discuss how to prepare a pet for the arrival of a baby during a lecture about socializing dogs with children. The free event will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at Reston Community Center at Lake Anne, 1609-A Washington Plaza, Reston. Dogs will not be permitted to attend. For more information, call 703-390-6157.

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.

Woman Wants Goat off Menu

ORCHARD ST., 10700 block, June 24. A woman observed a 1-month-old goat tied to a neighbor's tree during a large cookout. Fearing that it was intended to be part of the meal, she attempted to persuade the neighbor to give her the animal. An argument ensued, and police were called. After a discussion, the neighbor allowed the woman to take the goat to an animal sanctuary.

Newspaper Delivery Interrupted

CORNELL RD., 3500 block, June 20. A woman was concerned she wasn't receiving her newspapers and eventually discovered 10 to 12 of them piled up in the rear of her yard. A male neighbor reported that a fox or coyote was leaving feces outside his house. Animal control speculated the same animal was responsible for both situations and advised the neighbors to place ammonia-soaked rags, moth balls or other deterrents outside.

-- Compiled by JEAN MACK