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Caring for All Animals

Caring for All Animals

Protecting animals and working with our community to prevent cruelty is what our dedicated field services team does day in and day out, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We believe that every animal matters—regardless of breed, size, age, or any other factor. Recently, one case surrounding one small reptile proved just that.  

In December, our Animal Care & Control Officers were assisting Metropolitan Police Department Officers with a search warrant at the home of Darnell Jones, 34, in Washington, DC, when they came across a snake. The snake was extremely underweight and appeared to be having difficulty shedding her skin which is indicative of significant husbandry and care issues. The subsequent investigation by Humane Law Enforcement Officer Michael Triebwasser revealed that the snake had been underweight for seven months and had never at any point during that time been taken to a veterinarian for proper care.

Falls Church Police Investigate Residential Burglary

From the City of Falls Church:

Falls Church City Police are investigating a residential burglary which occurred Monday evening, Nov. 14, when the residents were home.  Police are urging residents to keep the doors and windows of their homes and vehicles locked and to place valuables out of sight.

Between 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 14 and 6 a.m. on Nov. 15, unknown person(s) entered an unlocked sliding glass rear door of a home in the 1300 block of Robinson Place. The house was occupied at the time and the residents did not hear or see anything because they were asleep.  The only item taken in this burglary was a laptop computer.  The computer was immediately exploited for banking information and that information was used to attempt to purchase expensive goods at a large department store in the metropolitan area. 

Police Investigate Residential Burglaries

From Falls Church City and Arlington County Police:

Falls Church City and Arlington County Police are investigating a series of recent residential burglaries and ask residents to lock their doors and report any suspicious activity immediately.  Ten residential burglaries occurred in neighborhoods adjacent to Broadmont in the City of Falls Church and East Falls Church in Arlington between Sept. 2 and Oct. 7.  Most of these incidents occurred between 6 p.m. and 3 a.m. on various days of the week.   

Falls Church Police Investigate Armed Robbery

From the City of Falls Church:


Falls Church Police are investigating an apparent armed robbery which occurred at an animal grooming business on Sunday, Sept. 11, about 10:30 a.m.  An employee of Dogspaw, 105. N. Virginia Ave., was inside the business grooming a dog when she felt a cold, metallic object on the back of her neck. She stated she heard a male voice state "where’s the money?” She replied there was no money.  The suspect took a laptop computer and purse and fled.  The victim did not see the man’s face.  Falls Church Police responded immediately and were later assisted in their search by two trained K9s. 

Falls Church Police Seek Info About Graffiti

From the City of Falls Church:


There has been an increase of graffiti within the City since the beginning of the summer. The subject(s) have spray painted public and private property including buildings and utility boxes.

The graffiti is an eyesore to the community resulting in possible threats to the quality of life for the citizens, economic loss for local businesses, and lower property values for the area.