Category Archives: Animals

Animal Protection Police Seeking Public’s Help with Animal Cruelty Case

McLean Police District – Animal Protection Police Officers from our Animal Services Division are asking for the public’s help in identifying the person(s) responsible for the recent deaths of two puppies. Officers were called to the 1900 block of Gallows Road in Vienna on Monday, March 11 around 11 in the morning when the deceased puppies were found next to a

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Help Young Wildlife Stay Healthy and 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

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Pet Safety Alert After Dog Dies in Coyote Attack

Animal Protection Police Officers and the Fairfax County Wildlife Management Specialist are monitoring coyote activity after a small dog was attacked and killed in the forested area of the Parklawn community. Dogs are vulnerable to coyote confrontations, especially when unattended. Conflicts between dogs and coyotes can happen year-round but are more likely during coyote mating season (January-March) and when coyotes

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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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