Fairfax County

The following was among cases received recently by the Animal Control Division of the Fairfax County Police Department. For more information, call 703-246-2253.

Man Encounters Rabid Bat

NEWINGTON AREA, Stationhouse Ct., 8300 block, 7 p.m. Aug. 5. A bat attached itself to a man's shirt as he got out of his truck. The man brushed the bat with his hands and killed it. It tested positive for rabies.

Fairfax City

The following was 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 Charged With Cruelty

MAPLE ST., 10700 block, Aug. 9. A woman, 52, was charged with cruelty to animals, failure to dispose of a dead animal, failure to provide the duties of a pet owner and failure to obtain rabies vaccinations. Her court date is Sept. 15.

As reported in last week's Animal Watch, animal control officers executed a search warrant Aug. 3 at a condemned house owned by the woman to remove four dogs. The mixed-breed animals were taken to the city shelter. Six live cats and two deceased cats were also impounded. At least two live cats remained in the ceiling of the house. All of the animals had fleas and were suffering from chronic skin conditions, and the cats had severe upper respiratory illnesses. One cat was euthanized. The other animals were to receive treatment.

-- Compiled by

JEAN MACK