Category Archives: Animal Control

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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Fox Bites Woman Several Times, Later Attacks House Cat; Animal Protection Police Collect Animal for Testing

Reston Police District – Animal Protection Police Officers (APP) responded for a report of a fox that bit a 71-year-old woman multiple times today (March 7). The woman was walking in the 600 block of Ad Hoc Road, in Great Falls, around 3 p.m. when the fox approached from behind and bit her multiple times in the lower body. She

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Join Our Ranks! #BeFCPD

Today, we are launching our #BeFCPD recruiting campaign. We are currently hiring Police Officers, Animal Protection Police Officers and Crossing Guards. As one of the largest law enforcement agencies in Virginia, the Fairfax County Police Department offers multiple career tracks and ample opportunity for promotion. Our eight patrol districts cover a diverse area, from urban centers to rural farmland. A

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Animal Protection Officers Seek Identity of Dog Walker

Sully District Station – Animal Protection Police officers would like help identifying the woman who was walking a dog that bit a 14-year-old teen on Wednesday, January 18, around 3 p.m. The teen was walking on Sully Park Drive near Kamputa Drive when he passed a woman walking a dog on a leash. The dog jumped up and bit the

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Please Don’t Feed The Deer! Deer Feeding Ban Is In Effect

Many residents enjoy seeing white-tailed deer up close and may feel they are contributing to the animal’s welfare by providing supplemental food.  Unfortunately, feeding deer can have unintended negative consequences and often does more harm than good. Feeding deer can lead to nutritional problems, increased habitat damage where high density herds are concentrated, dangerous encounters when animals lose their natural

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