Anne Arundel County

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

Dog Impounded for Behavior

Severn, Marlton Ct., 8200 block, March 5. Animal control impounded an 18-month-old black-and-white pit bull for 10 days after receiving three reports about its behavior at a home. The outcome of the impoundment was pending investigation.

On March 4, visitors entered the laundry room where the pit bull was kept, and the dog bit the hand of a man who tried to block the dog from escaping. After the man hit the dog several times, the dog let go. The man received four stitches to his right hand at a hospital.

On June 11, a young girl was bitten on the lip after she went into her back yard to pet the pit bull and it jumped up excitedly. The next day the dog was placed under a 10-day quarantine, and an investigation determined that the bite was unprovoked. A warning letter was issued to the owner regarding public safety.

On July 11, a 9-year-old visitor said the dog bit him while he was playing with it. An investigation revealed that the boy had been pulled against a pole while walking the dog, causing a mark to his face.

Annapolis

The following animal case was reported by the Annapolis Police Department. For more information, call 410-268-9000.

Youth Charged in Cat Beating

Annapolis, Janwall St., 200 block, 4:38 p.m. March 2. A boy is alleged to have repeatedly hit a cat with a wooden table leg while another boy shouted encouragement after they chased it from a home they were visiting.

The cat suffered severe cuts and shock and was taken to the Anne Arundel Veterinary Emergency Clinic in Annapolis. After the owner determined that she could not afford treatment, she took it home. Arrangements eventually were made for the cat to be treated at South Arundel Veterinary Hospital in Edgewater, and a fund was established to solicit money for the cat's care. To donate, call 410-956-2932.

A 15-year-old Annapolis youth was issued a juvenile citation charging him with animal mutilation. He was released to a guardian pending a juvenile hearing.

Anne Arundel County Animal Control went to the home March 6 to follow up on the condition of the cat.

-- Sharon Fanning