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.
Dog Attacks Passing Terrier
COLUMBIA, Caravan Ct., 6800 block, 12:45 p.m. June 22. A German shepherd escaped from a property surrounded by an underground electric fence and reportedly charged at a Yorkshire terrier being walked on a leash by a 13-year-old child. The child picked up the terrier and the shepherd allegedly ripped the terrier from the child's arms and shook it. The shepherd's owner ran out and took control of the dog. The terrier was taken to a veterinarian for treatment. It sustained multiple puncture wounds, and skin was torn away from a large area of its body. The case was continuing.
Leashed Dog Bites Jogger
COLUMBIA, Dry Leaf Path, 6100 block, 8:30 a.m. June 29. A dog being walked on a leash by a child pulled the child toward a jogger on a path and reportedly bit the jogger on the calf, causing puncture wounds. An investigation was continuing. Animal Control officials said a dog being walked on a leash by a person who cannot effectively control the animal is considered unconfined.
A Pillow Can't Change Its Spots
COLUMBIA, routes 29 and 175, 9 a.m. June 30. A caller reported that a "big" cat weighing approximately 60 to 80 pounds was lying in the grass and was apparently injured or dead. An Animal Control officer found a leopard-print pillow in the grass. The pillow was taken to the animal shelter for disposal.
Cat-Less Carrier Found in Median
COLUMBIA, Cedar Lane and Route 32, 9:45 a.m. June 24. An Animal Control officer investigated a report that a cat in a carrier had been abandoned in the median of the road and found an empty carrier with a missing door in the roadway. There were no signs of a cat or an injured animal.
-- Compiled by LINDA JAMES