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

Wounded raccoon euthanized: Richelieu Dr., 2200 block, 7:27 a.m. July 2. An animal control officer captured an injured raccoon in a neighborhood. The animal was euthanized and tested positive for rabies. Two dogs that were exposed to the raccoon were quarantined.

Second raccoon euthanized: Viking Dr., 2500 block, 12:32 p.m. June 26. Animal control captured a sick raccoon in a yard. The animal was euthanized and tested positive for rabies.


The following incident was 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.

Caring confusion: Orchard St., 10900 block, July 7. A cat whose owner was hospitalized was being cared for by a friend who fed it outdoors. However, a relative had inadvertently placed the cat inside the home, and the food the caretaker put out was eaten by another animal. Animal control was allowed to remove the cat that was trapped in the home for a week. It was treated for dehydration at the shelter.

Quick claim: Hallman St., 4000 block, July 9. A dog was found running loose and taken to the shelter, where it was claimed.

Dog lives with bad company: Layton Hall, 10300 block, July 3. Animal control responded to a police report of a dog living in a home with drunk and disorderly residents. The dog was removed and taken to the shelter.

Startled by sky booms: University Dr., 4200 block, July 4. A yellow Labrador retriever was found running loose and taken to the shelter where it was claimed. The dog was frightened by fireworks and had run away.

Dog’s water investigated: Oliver St., 10600 block, July 7. A woman let two dogs outside when she noticed that antifreeze had been added to a water bucket that the dogs use. Neither dog ingested the solution.

Pet adoption: The City of Fairfax Animal Control Division will have dogs and cats available for adoption, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Pet Supplies Plus, 11054 Lee Hwy., Fairfax.


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

Animal care on hot days: Casmar St. SE, 100 block, noon July 2. An animal control officer, responding to a call about a dog left outside in the heat, found the dog to be in good condition. The officer advised the caretaker about the dangers of leaving animals outside in extreme heat.

Neighbor gets nipped: Talahi Rd. SE, 200 block, noon July 2. A woman reported that her dog had bitten a neighbor’s hand. The dog was quarantined.

Temporary care: Park St. SE, 800 block, 11 a.m. July 3. A woman found a stray dog and offered to care for it until an owner is found.

Escapees give chase: Fairway Dr. NE, 1000 block, 6:04 p.m. July 4. A man walking his dog reported that two small dogs chased after them and that he had injured his leg while running away. The dogs’ caretaker explained that the dogs had dug a hole and escaped from the fenced yard.

Message left for owner: Ware St. SW, 1000 block, noon July 7. Responding to a report of a dog that was left outside and barking continuously, an animal control officer found the dog in good condition but could not locate the owner.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus