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.

Menagerie Is Investigated

ELKRIDGE, Joetta Dr., 8000 block, 8:36 a.m. Aug. 22. Numerous animals were reportedly left inside a mobile home several days without a caretaker. An animal control officer responded and heard animal sounds inside the home, which contained three dogs, a cat, several birds and a ferret. An owner could not be found, and a notice was posted. After no owner contacted animal control, the officer returned the next day and found the original notice still posted. A second notice was posted, and the owner later made contact with animal control and agreed to make corrections. The officer planned to visit to verify compliance. The case was continuing.

'Dangerous' Dog Unconfined

ELLICOTT CITY, St. John's Lane, 3000 block, 11 a.m. Aug. 17. An animal control officer made a follow-up inspection at a residence where a jindo had been declared dangerous and ordered confined. The officer found the required measure had not been made. The officer impounded the dog and gave its owner 10 days to comply with the confinement order.

Trapping Yields 50 Feral Felines

CLARKSVILLE, Broadwater Lane, 5300 block, 3:35 p.m. Aug. 17. Animal control checked on the progress of a project to remove a feral cat colony from a resident's property. Since the resident requested help from animal control July 26, a total of 50 cats have been trapped and removed from the property.

Bulldog Given Up for Adoption

ELLICOTT CITY, Hobble Ct., 3300 block, 3:49 p.m. Aug. 17. A dog was reportedly kept outside without shelter. An animal control officer found a male American bulldog on a second-story deck in full sunlight. The owners gave the dog to animal control, and it was made available for adoption.

-- Compiled by LINDA JAMES