The following were among animal cases received recently by the Anne Arundel County Animal Control facility. For more information, call 410-222-8900.

Dog Bites Boy, 14, Visiting a Friend Pasadena, Hickory Point Rd., 100 block, Dec. 12. While visiting a friend, a 14-year-old boy was severely bitten by a 2 1/2-year-old neutered boxer mix. The boy was taken to a medical facility, where he received stitches on the arm, abdomen and buttocks. The dog was impounded the next day at the animal control facility.

Because the dog had bitten before, a dangerous order was issued Dec. 18 requiring it to be crated in a locked room when non-family members or juveniles are present, be maintained in a heavy-duty kennel on the property, and be muzzled and attached to a four-foot leash when outside. The order also requires the owners to carry liability insurance of at least $300,000.

On Dec. 23, the owners called and said they intend to surrender the dog to the animal control facility, where the dog is expected to be euthanized.

Thanks Given for Donations Animal control would like to thank the county residents who made contributions to its facility throughout 2002. Animal control received many towels, rugs, toys and food and more than $350 in gift certificates for the animals. Animal control wishes residents and their pets a safe and happy New Year.

-- Sharon Fanning