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.
Crated Dogs Confiscated
SAVAGE, River Island Dr., 8900 block, 9:20 p.m. July 7. Howard County police serving a warrant at an apartment requested assistance from Animal Control with three dogs acting aggressively. Animal control officers found two pit bulls and an Alaskan malamute in a crate. There was no water available for the dogs. The crate containing the malamute was too small for the dog, and the apartment was in unsanitary condition. The dogs were taken to the shelter, and an official notice was left for the owner to make corrections before the dogs could be returned. The case was continuing.
Cat Mortally Wounded in Attack
WOODBINE, Florence Rd., 2500 block, 11 a.m. July 8. A Rottweiler and a Labrador retriever ran loose and attacked a cat. The cat was taken to a veterinarian by the owner and euthanized because of its injuries. An investigation was continuing.
Goat Left Behind in Sale of Herd
DAYTON, Ten Oaks Rd., 4600 block, 12:07 p.m. July 7. A goat was reportedly left behind when its owner moved away. Three animal control officers corralled the goat and impounded the animal. Animal Control contacted the owner, who said a person in Pennsylvania had bought five goats but picked up only four. If the goat was not claimed at the shelter by an owner, Animal Control was to attempt to place it in a rescue organization.
Bat Gets Help With Takeoff
COLUMBIA, Tolling Clock Way, 10500 block, 3:33 p.m. July 7. A report was received that an injured bat was lying on the ground. An animal control officer went to the address and found an uninjured bat. Because bats cannot fly directly from the ground, the officer placed the bat on a tree. A bat needs to be about five feet above the ground to initiate flight, according to animal control officials.
Ill Terrier Taken to Veterinarian
ELKRIDGE, Deep Run Pkwy., 6500 block, 3:10 p.m. July 6. An animal control officer found a male Jack Russell terrier having seizures. The dog's owner was located, and the owner took the dog to a veterinarian.
-- Compiled by LINDA JAMES