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.

Potbelly Pig Penning

HIGHLAND, Mink Hollow Rd., 7300 block, 1:30 p.m. May 30. A potbelly pig was running loose, and a resident corralled it in a front yard. An animal control officer responded, found the adult female pig and received help with impounding the pig from the staff of Days End Horse Farm Rescue. The pig was taken to the animal shelter. The owner was not found.

Kansas Pit Bull Sought in Attack

ELLICOTT CITY, Patapsco Valley State Park, Hollofield Area, 2:40 p.m. May 31. A pit bull running loose in a state park for several days had allegedly attacked a male golden retriever being walked on a leash. The retriever received bite wounds and was being examined for a possible broken leg. An investigation revealed that the pit bull was with a Kansas family, which had been camping in an RV and had left the area. An animal control officer contacted officials in Kansas, and the case was continuing.

-- Compiled by LINDA JAMES