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.

Officer Shoots Rabid Raccoon

GREAT FALLS AREA, Georgetown Pike, 9000 block, 2:48 p.m. Nov. 6. An animal control officer was called to Great Falls Park about a raccoon that was behaving in a threatening way. The officer shot the raccoon, which later 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.

Woman Carries Dead Fox

JERMANTOWN ROAD AND MAIN STREET, 12:23 p.m. Nov. 4. A police officer stopped a woman who was carrying a dead fox by the tail while walking along a road. The woman said she had found the fox and was taking it to a nearby animal hospital. The animal appeared to have been hit by a car. It tested negative for rabies.

Owner Claims Dog From Shelter

MAIN ST., 9700 block, Nov. 8. An animal control officer captured a Doberman pinscher mix that was running loose through a townhouse subdivision. A woman picked up the dog from the city shelter the next day. She said a burglar had allowed the pet to escape from her apartment.

-- Compiled by JEAN MACK