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.

Injured Duck Found Near Tracks

ELLICOTT CITY, Old Frederick Road, near the Baltimore County line, 12:10 p.m. June 17. Someone reported to animal control that an injured duck was near railroad tracks. An animal control officer went to the area, located the injured duck and transported it to the Frisky's Wildlife and Primate Sanctuary for rehabilitation.

Dog Removed From Property

COLUMBIA, Avalanche Way, 11200 block, 11:35 a.m. June 22. A report was received that a dog was tied without shelter on public property near a residence. An animal control officer responded and found a Jack Russell terrier tied to a carport surrounded by a small fence. The dog had gotten outside the fence and was on public property. The officer placed the dog back in the fenced area and posted a notice for the owner to make minor corrections. According to animal control, tying a dog on common ground or public property is a violation of the county's leash laws. The case was continuing.

Dog Without Adequate Shelter

COLUMBIA, Kilimanjaro Rd., 9500 block, 4:15 p.m. June 24. Animal control received a report that a dog had been left outside a residence for several days while its owners were away. An animal control officer found a cocker spaniel outside the residence without adequate shelter. Newspapers had collected on the residence's porch for several days. The officer posted a notice for contact with animal control within 24 hours. On the next day, after receiving no response from the owners or a caretaker, an officer impounded the dog. The case was continuing.

Squirrel Is Hit by Vehicle, Dies

ELLICOTT CITY, routes 29 and 100, 1:50 p.m. June 16. A female motorist hit a squirrel with a vehicle and reported the incident to animal control. An animal control officer located the squirrel, which had died.

-- Compiled by LINDA JAMES