The following were among animal cases handled recently by the Howard County Division of Animal Control. The Howard County Animal Shelter is open for pet adoptions from 1:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. other weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, except holidays. For more information, call 410-313-2780.
Runaway Black Lab Trapped Woodbine, Addison Way, 14700 block, 1:30 p.m. Oct. 18. A black Labrador retriever escaped from its owner's vehicle while being transferred to a new home. An animal control officer set a humane trap, and the dog was captured Oct. 21.
Charges in Alleged Dog Attack
Columbia, Tamar Dr., 8100 block, noon Oct. 25. The owner of a Highland terrier filed an affidavit resulting in charges that another owner's chow chow-mix had been at large and attacked a domestic animal. Animal control had received a report that on Aug. 28 a female chow chow-mix ran off its property and attacked a female West Highland terrier that was being walked on a leash. The dog allegedly suffered severe cuts and puncture wounds. An investigation was completed, and the chow chow was declared potentially dangerous.
Goats and Horses Escape
Glenelg, Ten Oaks Rd., 4700 block, 9 a.m. Oct. 25. Animal control officers captured goats and horses running at large and returned them to their owner's property. The animals had escaped through a fence in disrepair. The officers temporarily repaired the fencing, and the owner agreed to make corrections. The owner was charged with livestock at large and failure to maintain proper fencing.
Cat Survives Arrow Shooting
Elkridge, Riker Rd., 8000 block, 4:30 p.m., Oct. 26. Animal Control was informed that a cat had been shot with an arrow. Police responded and removed the arrow for evidence. The cat was taken to a veterinarian, where it was recovering. The investigation was continuing.
-- Compiled by Linda James