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.
Resident Bitten By Feral Cat
ELKRIDGE, Rowanberry Dr., 5800 block, 7:55 p.m. Oct. 21. A stray cat bit a female resident on the calf. She had seen the cat on her property for about a month and had been feeding it. After she was bitten, the resident confined the cat in a carrier and called Animal Control. An officer impounded the feral cat. The cat was euthanized and tested for rabies by the state health department. The test results were pending.
Dog Reportedly Bites Two People
COLUMBIA, Twin Rivers Road and Lynx Lane, 5 p.m. Oct. 22. A small white dog that was seen running loose and acting aggressively reportedly bit two people. On the way to the incident's location, an animal control officer was informed that the dog was returned to its owner and that the two bite victims had left the area. The officer cancelled the response. An investigation was continuing.
Skunk Euthanized After Dog Fight
COLUMBIA, Watercress Pl., 5400 block, 8:40 a.m. Oct. 25. A skunk fought with a Chesapeake Bay retriever-mastiff mix and was injured. The dog's owner called Animal Control. An officer impounded the skunk, which was later euthanized and tested for rabies by the state health department. The test results were pending.
St. Bernards Mortally Injure Cat
ELLICOTT CITY, James Ave., 7900 block, 11:49 a.m. Oct. 26. Two St. Bernards ran loose and attacked a cat. A resident called Animal Control and took the cat to a veterinarian. Because of its injuries, the cat was euthanized. Animal Control impounded one of the dogs. The second dog was confined to its property. An investigation was continuing to determine whether the dogs should be declared a danger.
-- Compiled by LINDA JAMES