Category Archives: Animal Protection Police

Animal Protection Police Ask for Information on Dog Found Near Death

It’s been just over a month since we found this dog, now named “Max”, near 13000 Wakley Court in Centreville. At the time, he was emaciated, lethargic, unable to stand alone or hold up his head, extremely dehydrated, barely alive, and with urine scalding all over his body. He had no collar or microchip. The 1-year-old black retriever weighed just 23

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Animal Protection Police Remind You to Protect Your Pets After Dog Found Roaming in Below Freezing Temperatures

Our Animal Services Division is reminding everyone of the importance of keeping your pets warm and providing adequate care and shelter for them in these frigid temperatures. Yesterday, a woman leaving a home on Pebble Hill Lane in the McLean Police District found this shivering dog on the sidewalk. The tan female poodle weighs about 7 pounds and is at

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Do You Recognize this Dog?

Yesterday morning Animal Protection Police Officers discovered an emaciated, tan and gray brindle Cane Corso type dog tied to a picnic table in front of the Animal Shelter. In addition to being underweight, the male dog had severe nose and eye discharge, skin issues, and a foul odor. The dog is estimated to be approximately 3 or 4 years old.

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Can You Help Us Find the Owner of this Dog?

Reston Police District – Animal Protection Police Officers from our Animal Services Division will be out canvassing this afternoon to find the owner of a dog involved in an animal cruelty case. Last week a dog was found in the area of Chatham Colony Court and Moorings Drive in Reston. It was barely recognizable as a dog and had nearly

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Dog Killed in Suspected Coyote Attack in Annandale; Wildlife Officials Provide Safety Tips and Information

A dog is believed to have been killed overnight Sunday in a suspected coyote attack in the 7000 block of Bradley Circle in Annandale. The pet had been let out in the backyard of a home to use the bathroom, and could not be located by its owner hours later. When the owner went back out to look again, the

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A Deadly Mistake: How to Protect Your Pets in the Heat

The sizzling temperatures are here! Do not leave your pets in your car, even for a few minutes. In June to September of last year we had 22 confirmed cases of dogs left in  cars in Fairfax County, including one death. Rolling down the windows has little effect on the temperature inside a car. High temps can cause organ damage and

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Orphaned or Abandoned Deer Fawns – Don’t be a Fawn Kidnapper!

White-tailed deer fawns are born April through July, with the majority of fawns born in June. It is common for people to encounter white-tailed deer fawns motionless and without their mother, then mistakenly assume it is orphaned or abandoned. In almost all cases, fawns are only temporarily left by their mothers for protection and need no human intervention. Female deer, called does,

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