No incidents were reported by the Animal Control Division of the Fairfax County Police Department. For information, call 703-246-2253.


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 fairfaxva.gov and click “Animal Control” on the department’s main page.

Trapped cat rescued: Boxford Ct., 10000 block, Aug. 26. An officer helped a woman remove her cat from a storm drain.

Bat worries: Breckinridge Lane, 10400 block, Aug. 26. Residents had heard fluttering and squeaking noises for three days and found a sick bat on the kitchen floor. They owned a dog that could have had contact with the bat. An officer euthanized the bat and had it tested for rabies. The results were negative.

Temporary blackout: Old Lee Hwy., 3700 block, Aug. 30. An officer picked up a hummingbird that appeared to be stunned from flying into a window inside a school trailer. The bird was taken to the shelter, where it recovered and later was released to the wild.

Adoptable cat: Lyndhurst Dr., 3800 block, Aug. 25. A woman found a cat and took it to the shelter. An owner was found but decided to surrender the animal because a family member was allergic to the cat. The animal was made available for adoption.

Slither coiled in a net: Shiloh St., 10200 block, Aug. 31. Responding to a call about a snake that became tangled in garden mesh netting, an officer removed the garter snake and released it to the wild.


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

Dog trouble: Park St. SE, 100 block, 7:15 to 7:20 p.m. Aug. 25. A dog bit an employee.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus