Category Archives: Animals

Spring Baby Boom: Let Wildlife Stay Wild

Springtime is here, and with the warming temperatures, we see a boom in baby wildlife. Our Animal Protection Police Officers receive many calls this time of year about young animals from residents who are trying to treat or raise wildlife that appear to be orphaned or abandoned. While these actions are well-intended, it is important to realize that they may be

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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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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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Vet Shoppers: Requesting Pet Meds For Personal Use

Officers and detectives combating illegal opioid use and overdoses around the county are also facing another battle – misuse of animal medication prescriptions. These two topics may sound completely unrelated to one another, but in fact, some drug users are turning to vets to get their hands on opioids and benzodiazepines, drugs which impact the central nervous system. In 2016,

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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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