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.

Cat Owner Charged With Cruelty

FORT HUNT AREA, Cedar Landing Ct., 8200 block, 9 p.m. Sept. 27. Investigating a report of pet odor, an animal control officer entered a residence with the homeowner's permission and found rooms occupied by feral cats and soiled with feces and garbage. The health department declared the residence unsuitable for habitation. The homeowner was charged with cruelty to animals. Some of the cats were impounded at the county shelter for a health evaluation.

Rabid Cat in Park

LORTON AREA, Pohick Bay Dr., 6500 block, 10 a.m. Oct. 2. Animal control was called to Pohick Bay Regional Park, where a cat appeared to be suffering from tremors and had lost control of its rear legs. The stray was euthanized and tested positive for rabies.

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.

Dog Escapes, Follows Children

KITTY POZER DR., 4300 block, 4:50 p.m. Sept. 30. A woman called animal control after her dog bolted out a door of her home. An animal control officer found the animal with a group of children a few blocks away. The children said the dog had followed them home from a nearby park. The dog was returned to its owner, who was warned not to allow it to run loose.

Rabbits Surrendered to Shelter

LAYTON HALL DR., 10300 block, Oct. 2. A man called animal control about three rabbits that a friend had left in his care, purportedly for a few days. After 21/2 weeks, the friend had not claimed the rabbits or returned the man's phone calls. The man released the rabbits to the city shelter, where they were to be made available for adoption.

-- Compiled by JEAN MACK