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Fairfax County animal watch

Fairfax County

The following incidents were reported by the Animal Control Division of the Fairfax County Police Department. For information, call 703-246-2253.

Dog fight ends in bite: Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy., 4700 block, 4 p.m. Nov. 15. A woman’s dog was fighting with a Catahoula mix at a dog park. When she tried to separate the animals, the Catahoula mix bit her. The dog was placed under quarantine. No serious injuries were reported.

Poodle bites a person: Crossroads and Dearborn drives, 9:45 p.m. Nov. 19. A white standard poodle bit a person. The dog was placed under quarantine.

Fairfax City

The following incidents were received from the animal control section of the Fairfax City Police Department. For information, call 703-385-7924 or go to and click on “Animal Control” on the police department’s main page.

Squirrel in basement: Darby St., 10400 block, Nov. 14. A man called animal control after hearing an animal squealing in his basement for two days. A squirrel was captured and released outside.

Chicken crosses neighborhood: Maple St. and Byrd Dr., Nov. 10. A woman said a chicken was loose in her neighborhood. The chicken was taken to the city’s shelter and placed for adoption.

A sticky trap: Brookwood Dr., 3900 block, Nov. 19. A woman said a small bird was stuck on a glue trap inside her screened porch. The bird freed itself and was released outside.


The following incidents were reported by the Vienna Police Department. For information, call 703-255-6396.

Barking dog: Desale St. SW, 800 block, 4 a.m. Nov. 18. Someone complained about a neighbor’s dog barking day and night. Animal control is investigating.

Cat bites technician: Park St. SE, 100 block, 11:30 p.m. Nov. 19. A cat bit a veterinary technician on the hand while being treated. The cat was placed under quarantine at home.

Golden retriever seeks owner: Lawyers Rd. and Church St. NW, 12:33 p.m. Nov. 21. Someone found a golden retriever, which was wearing a collar and identifying information. Officials were unable to contact the owner. The dog was taken to the Fairfax County animal shelter.

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