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.
Man Charged in Goose Deaths
SULLY STATION AREA, Singer Ct., 4500 block, 6:30 a.m. July 15. Animal control officers went to a residential area after receiving a report of a male motorist trying to run over geese in the road. After receiving information about the vehicle, a pickup truck, police arrested a Kingstowne-area resident, 34. He was charged with cruelty to animals in connection with the deaths of six geese.
Rabid Retriever Bites Boy
WEST SPRINGFIELD AREA, Racing Horse Lane, 7400 block, July 24. A 3-month-old golden retriever bit a small boy, and the animal was taken to a veterinary clinic and euthanized. The dog, which had not been vaccinated for rabies and did not have a license, 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.
Kitten Escapes Into Engine
FAIRFAX BLVD., 10700 block, July 23. A 4-month-old kitten escaped from its handlers at a cat adoption clinic and entered the engine of a vehicle. The owner of the vehicle was an employee of a nearby business who was temporarily working in Maryland during the day. Because of hot weather, an animal control officer determined that it was not safe to wait until the owner returned in the evening to reach the kitten. After obtaining permission from the owner, a police officer used a tool to unlock the vehicle. The hood was released and the cat retrieved from the engine compartment.
Mastiff Bites Owner's Relative
SPRINGLAKE TER., 3500 block, July 26. A mastiff approached a woman, 27, after she got out of a vehicle and bit her on the abdomen, causing two puncture wounds. The dog, which belonged to a relative of the woman, had a current rabies vaccination. The animal was placed under a 10-day quarantine at home.
-- Compiled by CAMILLE ROSS