Area Roundups

Area Roundups

23 Dogs Taken From Springfield Home

On July 26, Animal Control Officers took 23 small dogs from a private home in the Springfield area. The owner became ill and could no longer care for them. She released the dogs to the county and they are currently being monitored and cared for by a veterinarian.

The dogs, mostly Maltese and bichon frise breeds, range in condition from fair to very poor. Those that are healthy are being groomed, spayed or neutered, and treated for medical conditions ranging from cataracts to heart murmurs. The Friends of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter is offering financial support to help treat the dogs.

At least 10 of the dogs will be available for adoption later this week and others will become available after they have received further treatment. They range in age from six months to eight years and are friendly and easy to handle.

Please call the Fairfax County Animal Shelter at 703-830-1100 or email to find out more about adopting one of these dogs. If you would like to make a donation to help provide care for these dogs, visit the Friends of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter website at

Thursday, Aug. 1, marks the beginning of the month-long adoption promotion, “Sunshine and Shelter Dogs.” All dog and puppy adoption fees are half-off.

Crime Solvers 5K Fundraiser

In partnership with Capital Area Runners, Fairfax County Crime Solvers is hosting its first 5K run fundraiser and needs the community’s support. Residents are encouraged to sign up now to participate in this family-friendly event; everyone is welcome.

It’s slated for Sunday, Aug. 4, at 8 a.m., on Grand Commons Avenue at the Fairfax Corner Shopping Center, off Monument Drive in Fair Oaks. Register at

A nonprofit, Fairfax County Crime Solvers provides an anonymous phone tip line, plus texting and e-mail capabilities to the public, to report criminal information. It pays cash rewards of $100 to $1,000 for tips leading to an arrest and indictment, and the reward money comes through fundraisers such as this 5K.