No report was provided by the Animal Control Division of the Fairfax County Police Department for today's Extra. For information, call 703-246-2253.
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.
Baby Squirrel on Porch
OLIVER ST., 10600 block, Sept. 12. A woman and her son found a baby squirrel on their back porch and kept it overnight in a box. The next morning, an animal control officer took it to a wildlife rehabilitator, who will care for it until it can be released to the wild.
Dogs Left at Condemned Home
MAPLE ST., 10700 block, Sept. 8. City code enforcement officials notified animal control that four shepherd-collie mixes had been left in the back yard of a condemned home, where a neighbor was feeding them. The electricity, gas and water to the home had been shut off. The owner agreed to surrender the dogs. They were taken to the city shelter, where they were sterilized, vaccinated and made available for adoption.
Stray Cat Bites Woman
SAGER AVE., 10300 block, Sept. 10. A stray black-and-white cat bit a 71-year-old woman on the index finger when she petted it. The female animal had been outside the woman's house for several days. Animal control captured the cat with a trap, and it was taken to the city shelter, where it was placed under 10-day quarantine. The woman was treated at a hospital for a minor bite wound.
-- Compiled by JEAN MACK