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.
Horses Reportedly Neglected
GLENELG, Countryside Dr., 3500 block, 11:25 a.m. May 7. Responding to a report that horses were being neglected, animal control officers found three underweight horses suffering from a skin infection and lacking sufficient quantities of food. The officers ordered the owner to increase the food supply and have the horses examined by a veterinarian. Animal Control scheduled subsequent inspections, and the case was continuing.
Large Cat Reported
ELKRIDGE, Wimbledon Ct., 6300 block, 9:15 a.m. May 7. A large cat similar to a mountain lion reportedly was seen in a wooded area. Animal control officers responded and found tracks in a muddy area that appeared to be the tracks of a large dog. No cat was spotted, but the Department of Natural Resources was notified of the report. The department advises that unless an animal, whatever the species, interacts with humans in a dangerous manner, the animal should be left alone.
Injured Dog Treated
ELLICOTT CITY, Ilchester Rd., 5200 block, 4:30 a.m. May 9. An animal control officer responded to a report that a stray dog was injured and confined, and found an older, neutered, male greyhound that had cuts on its legs, paws and head. The dog appeared to be stressed and was taken to an emergency veterinarian for treatment, then impounded. A pet sitter later got the dog for the owners, who were out of town. The dog had wandered into a wooded area where the injuries may have occurred.
-- Compiled by LINDA JAMES