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.

Deer Rescued From Pool

ELLICOTT CITY, Montgomery Rd., 4300 block, 2 a.m. Nov. 4. A deer became trapped inside an above-ground swimming pool. Police responded to the incident and called Animal Control for help. The animal was conscious but getting lethargic. Animal control and police officers lifted the deer out of the five-foot deep pool and laid it on the ground. After a few moments, the deer was able to regain its composure and ran into a wooded area. It did not appear to be injured.

Cat-Killing Pit Bull Euthanized

WOODBINE, Meadow Way Walk, 15800 block, 10:25 a.m. Nov. 1. A pit bull got loose and killed a cat. Police responded and requested help from Animal Control. The dog's owner surrendered the dog to an animal control officer, who learned the dog had gotten loose previously and had killed another cat. The dog was taken to the shelter and euthanized.

Trapping Report Investigated

JESSUP, Guilford Rd., 8500 block, 2:25 p.m. Oct. 27. Animal Control received a report of an improper trapping, but when an animal control officer arrived and spoke with a resident, no violations were found.

-- Compiled by ALICIA CYPRESS