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.

Trailer Kittens Rescued

ELKRIDGE, Nancy Dr., 7600 block, 11:16 a.m. June 4. An animal control officer crawled underneath a mobile home to rescue four kittens trapped in a hole. Because of their age, the kittens were placed with a rescue group.

One Loose Fowl Left

COLUMBIA, Trotting Ridge Way, 10900 block, 7:45 p.m. June 4. A rooster captured by a resident was retrieved by an animal control officer. The bird is thought to be part of a flock of nearly 20 roosters and chickens let loose in a Columbia neighborhood earlier this year. Animal control officers say they have responded to more than 10 calls about the fowl release and have spent about 40 hours capturing and impounding the poultry. One rooster is believed still at large.

Wounded Deer Retrieved

GLENWOOD, Longfield Rd., 3100 block, 12:45 p.m. June 7. Police requested animal control's assistance with an injured deer. When animal control arrived, the deer was leaning against a residence. The animal was tranquilized, then moved and later euthanized.

-- Compiled by LINDA JAMES