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 Shoots Attacking Dog
ENGLESIDE AREA, Village Green Dr., 5800 block, 10:30 p.m. July 1. Two pit bulls jumped out of a window of a residence and attacked a woman, 45. She received non-life-threatening injuries, according to police. One of the dogs then threatened a police officer investigating the incident. The officer shot and killed it. The other dog was captured and impounded at the county shelter, pending an investigation. The pets' owner, 22, was charged with violating the leash law and owning a dangerous dog.
Fox Attacks Woman, 66
FALLS CHURCH AREA, McKay St., 2100 block, June 30. A fox bit a 66-year-old woman on the leg in her yard. The woman had seen the animal earlier in the day walking strangely and biting the tires of a lawn mower. An animal control officer was unable to locate the fox, and the woman was advised to seek medical treatment.
Dog Bites Boy's Nose
FALLS CHURCH AREA, Waterway Dr., 6400 block, 7:30 p.m. July 4. A male dog, tied near its owner at a beach area, bit a 9-year-old boy's nose when the child attempted to pet it. The boy was treated at Inova Fairfax Hospital. The dog had a current rabies vaccination. The incident was under investigation.
Dog Fights With Rabid Raccoon
FAIR OAKS AREA, Waples Mill Rd., 12000 block, July 1. A dog fought with a raccoon in the wooded back yard of a residence. The dog's owner called animal control the next day when he found the raccoon in his yard. An animal control officer euthanized the raccoon, which tested positive for rabies. The dog, which had a current rabies vaccination, was placed under a 45-day quarantine at home. The owner was advised to obtain a rabies booster shot for the dog.
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.
Cats Left Outside Animal Hospital
FAIRFAX BLVD., 9800 block, midnight July 1. An employee of an animal hospital saw a woman leave four cats in carriers, cat food and litter at the front door of the hospital. The cats were taken inside the hospital, which serves as the city shelter. They were expected to be made available for adoption.
Poodle Bites Woman on Calf
RANGER RD., 9700 block, 10 a.m. July 6. A miniature poodle ran from its owner's front steps and attacked a woman walking a leashed pit bull. The woman was treated for four puncture wounds on her calf. The poodle, which had a current rabies vaccination, was placed under a 10-day quarantine at home.
Stray Jindo Impounded
MAPLE ST., 10700 block, July 5. A male Jindo wearing a collar was found running loose and taken to the city shelter. If the dog is not claimed, it will be made available for adoption.
-- Compiled by JEAN MACK