Category Archives: Animal Bite

Update: Investigations Continue after Officer Shoots Dog that Bit Two Park Visitors

Mason Police District – Our criminal and internal administrative investigations continue after an officer deployed deadly force on a loose dog that bit two visitors at Green Spring Gardens. Officers initially responded to 4601 Green Spring Road for a report of two dogs running loose. Officers located the dogs and attempted to contain them. One of the dogs, a German

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Officer Shoots Dog in County Park after It Bites Two Visitors

Mason Police District – An officer deployed deadly force against a dog around 12:30 this afternoon.  Officers initially responded to Green Spring Gardens located at 4601 Green Spring Road for a report of two dogs running loose. One of the dogs, a white German Shepherd, was reported to have bitten two park visitors prior to officers’ arrival. Officers located the

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Fox Attacks Man, Cat, and Dog in the Mount Vernon District Before Running Off; Animal Protection Police Ask Public to Call in Possible Sightings

  Mount Vernon Police District – A man, a cat, and a dog were bit by a fox last night on William and Mary Drive in the Alexandria area of Fairfax County. Animal Protection Police initially responded to the 2300 block around 9:09 for a report of a man bit by a fox. After biting the man, the fox attacked

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Be Bear Aware – It’s the Season for Bear Sightings

Spring is the time when black bears and cubs emerge from their winter dens; typically between mid-March to early May in Virginia. Bears typically avoid humans, but may wander into suburban areas in their search for food. Bears are attracted by bird feeders, garbage, outdoor pet food, compost piles, fruit trees, and berry-producing shrubs. If addressed quickly, situations can be

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UPDATE: Great Falls-Area Fox Tested Positive for Rabies

A rabies test on the fox that bit a 71-year-old woman and attacked a house cat in the Great Falls area on March 7 returned positive. The Health Department is working with the woman to provide appropriate care. The cat continues to be quarantined. Rabies is a disease caused by a virus that can infect both people and animals. People usually

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