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.

Cat Flushed Out of Car

ELKRIDGE, Rock Glen Dr., 6000 block, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 30. Animal control responded to a report of a cat stuck inside a vehicle's engine compartment. Upon arrival, animal control found that residents had flushed the cat out with a garden hose. A groundhog also emerged from the vehicle. It appeared to be unharmed.

Sick Doberman Euthanized

COLUMBIA, Majors Lane, 6000 block, 5:50 p.m. Sept. 2. A group of children found a sick dog along a footpath and called police. An animal control officer went to the location and found a red female Doberman pinscher lying in brambles. The dog, which wore a collar without tags, was emaciated and dehydrated, and it was transported to a veterinarian. The dog had to be euthanized because of its unhealthy condition. An owner was not located.

Airedale Accused in Two Bitings

ELLICOTT CITY, Queen Camel Ct., 10200 block, 12:50 p.m. Sept. 6. An Airedale terrier reportedly bit someone. A health department officer responded to the residence to quarantine the dog, and the dog bit the officer. The officer recommended that the dog be declared potentially dangerous. The case was continuing.

-- Compiled by LINDA JAMES