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.

Puppy Reportedly Fell

From Ellicott City Balcony

ELLICOTT CITY, Autumn Branch Lane, 3000 block, 3:40 p.m. Sept. 30. A German shepherd-Labrador mix puppy reportedly fell from a balcony at a residence and was thought to be injured. An animal control officer responded and found the puppy, which was uninjured, and impounded the animal. A notice was left for the owner to contact Animal Control. The next day, the dog's owner went to the shelter and picked up the puppy. No charges were filed.

Cat Wasn't Poisoned,

Test Results Show

ELKRIDGE, Joetta Dr., 8000 block, 11:15 a.m. Oct. 2. A resident found a sick stray cat that was having seizures, thought it may have been poisoned and took the cat to the shelter. Animal Control says several cats in that area have been found sick or dying. The cat was euthanized and sent for a necropsy. The necropsy found that the cat was infested with fleas and other parasites. The report did not indicate that the cat had been poisoned.

-- Compiled by LINDA JAMES