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.

Three Horses Found Underweight

GLENELG, Countryside Dr., 3500 block, 11:25 a.m. May 7. An animal control officer reported three underweight horses on a property and notified the animals' owner. A veterinarian gave the owner recommendations for proper care and feeding of the horses, and Animal Control scheduled follow-up inspections. The case was continuing.

Pit Bulls Kill Tame Duck, Rabbit

WOODBINE, Frederick Rd., 15200 block, 11:42 a.m. May 11. Two dogs running loose attacked and killed their owner's neighbor's duck and rabbit. An animal control officer found the two dogs, a male and a female pit bull, and notified the owner. Both dogs were officially declared potentially dangerous.

Tied Maltese Attacked

CLARKSVILLE, Creekside Dr., 6800 block, 9:45 a.m. May 12. A Rottweiler was being walked on a leash by its owner past a Maltese tied out on its owner's porch. Both dogs began to bark, and the Rottweiler broke away from its owner and attacked the Maltese. The Maltese received puncture wounds and a cut. Following an investigation by Animal Control, the Rottweiler was declared potentially dangerous.

-- Compiled by LINDA JAMES