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.

Report of Kids Abusing Dog

CENTREVILLE AREA, Cool Oak Lane, 4:30 p.m. Nov. 20. Police were called to check on a puppy after some children were reportedly seen kicking it and attempting to bury it in mulch. Officers found a 12-week-old Australian cattle dog that appeared underweight and had a distended stomach. Police located the dog's owner, who released it to animal control. A veterinarian determined that the animal had an intestinal problem. Animal control was attempting to make arrangements for surgery.

Raccoon Held in Laundry Basket

ENGLESIDE AREA, Maury Pl., 3900 block, 3 p.m. Nov. 20. A resident captured a sick raccoon in a laundry basket and called animal control. An officer euthanized the animal, 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 and click on "Animals" under "List of Services."

Ailing Fox Sighted

MODE ST., 4000 block, Nov. 20. A person reported seeing a thin, furless fox outdoors. An animal control officer was unable to locate the animal. The witness was advised that it probably had mange, not rabies.

Owner Claims Two Dogs

ESTEL ROAD AND MODE STREET, Nov. 17. An American bulldog and a husky mix were found running loose and were taken to the city shelter. The owner claimed them the next day.

-- Compiled by JEAN MACK