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.

Attempts Fail to Save Horse

WEST FRIENDSHIP, Old Frederick Rd., 12500 block, 9:30 a.m. June 7. Two animal control officers noticed a horse lying in a field and appearing to be in distress. The officers located an owner and contacted a veterinarian, who provided initial treatment, and the horse was responding. Two days later, the horse died.

Pit Bull Confined

ELLICOTT CITY, Cornflower Ct., 4500 block, 8:08 a.m. June 9. A girl saw a pit bull and started to run. The dog chased the girl and reportedly bit the edge of one of her hands, resulting in a minor break in the skin. The dog, which had been declared potentially dangerous after a dog bite incident in June 2003, was taken by its owner to the animal shelter for a 10-day quarantine. The case was continuing.

Stray Pit Bull Caught, Euthanized

COLUMBIA, Catchfly Ct., 5400 block, 9:10 a.m. June 3. Animal control received two calls that a pit bull was running loose and acting aggressively, but animal control officers could not locate the dog. Police later informed the division the dog had been located. The owner relinquished ownership and turned the dog over to Animal Control, which euthanized the animal because of its temperament.

June Is Cat Adoption Month

Animal Control officials are announcing that June is "Adopt a Shelter Cat Month." The Howard County Animal Shelter, which is undergoing renovations limiting its space, is open for pet adoptions. For more information, call 410-313-2780.

-- Compiled by LINDA JAMES