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.

Husky Mix Eyed as a Danger

LAUREL, Norfolk Ave., 9600 block, 1:15 p.m. July 18. A male husky mix was running loose and acting aggressively. A neighbor of the dog's owner attempted to catch the husky and received minor bites on the neck and a hand. An animal control officer captured the dog and took it to the shelter for a quarantine period. The dog was to be declared potentially dangerous. The owner was ordered to comply with confinement requirements before the dog could return to the residence. The case was continuing.

Bichon Is Repeat Offender

COLUMBIA, Rising Moon, 6000 block, 8:15 a.m. July 19. A stray dog was caught and confined at a residence. An animal control officer recognized the dog as a bichon frise that had been impounded before. The dog was matted and needed grooming. It was taken to the animal shelter and the owner notified that fees must be paid before it would be released. The case was continuing.

Dog Tied in Public Area

COLUMBIA, Matador Rd., 9300 block, 3:20 p.m. July 20. A Rottweiler was tied to a tree in a public area, reportedly all day, and had been provided bowls of food and water. An animal control officer found the dog to be very protective of its bowl and acting aggressively. The officer took the dog to the animal shelter. The next day, an owner got the dog and was given a $50 citation, a fine for tying an animal on common property.

-- Compiled by LINDA JAMES