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

Raccoon loses fight: Culpeper Rd., 2500 block, 7:17 p.m. April 3. Responding to a report of a raccoon fighting with a dog, an animal control officer captured and euthanized the raccoon, which tested positive for rabies. The dog was current on its rabies vaccination.

Animal Cruelty Awareness Month: Animal control reminds residents of what constitutes cruelty and to learn the signs of cruelty to animals. To report these incidents, call 703-691-2131. For information, visit fcpdnews.wordpress.com.


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

Oh, that hurts: Joyce Dr., 10700 block, April 5. A 72-year-old woman was bitten by her cat when she accidentally shut its tail in a microwave door. The cat had its current rabies vaccine and was placed under a 10-day quarantine at home.

An end for a runaway: Virginia St., 4000 block, April 3. A hound mix, which frequently escapes, was found running loose. The dog was returned to its owner, who was issued summonses for allowing it to run free and for failing to obtain a city dog license.

Raccoon euthanized: Sager Ave., 10200 block, April 8. An injured raccoon was found under a bush and taken to the shelter, where it was euthanized.

Another runaway: Captain John Smith Ct., 10500 block, April 9. A Siberian husky was found running loose and taken to the shelter, where it will be placed for adoption if its owner is not found.

Cat adoption event: The Animal Control Division will have cats available for adoption and an animal control officer to answer questions from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Pet Supplies Plus of Fairfax, 11054 Lee Hwy.


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

A gentle dog bite: Valley Dr. SE, 500 block, 8:43 a.m. April 4. A woman reported that her dog escaped from the house and may have bitten a neighbor. An animal control officer spoke to the neighbor, who said the bite did not break the skin.

Playful dog bites: Colony Ct. NW, 500 block, 11 p.m. April 7. A woman was playing with the family dog when she was bitten. The owner agreed to quarantine the dog at home.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus