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.

A Tale of Four Tangled Tails

COLUMBIA, Pastora Pl., 9600 block, 1:25 p.m. Sept. 14. A report was received that several juvenile squirrels were sick or injured. An animal control officer responded and found four juvenile squirrels stuck in a fence with their tails tangled together. The officer cut the fence and released the squirrels. The squirrels were taken to a licensed wildlife rehabilitator, who sprayed the tails with oil and separated the squirrels. The rehabilitator will release the squirrels when they are able to be on their own.

Dog Attacked by Rottweiler

LAUREL, Gorman Road, 8:50 a.m. Sept. 9. A Rottweiler ran loose in a neighborhood, entered a yard and attacked a dog tied in the yard. The dog was taken to a veterinarian for emergency treatment. The case was continuing.

Dog Injured in Fall From Fence

COLUMBIA, Ripplestir Way, 9300 block, 10 a.m. Sept. 12. A passerby saw a dog on its property jump on a fence and fall. The dog could not use its back legs to break the fall. An animal control officer responded and contacted the dog's owner. The owner took the dog to a veterinarian for diagnosis and treatment. The case was continuing.

Sick Dog Aided by Officer

ELKRIDGE, Euclid Ave., 6300 block, 11 a.m. Sept. 13. Animal control responded to a report that a sick dog was lying in the yard at a residence. Upon arrival, an officer found a weak dog that could not stand. An owner was not located. The dog was taken to a veterinarian. A notice was left for the owner to contact animal control. The case was continuing.

Cat Adoption Show

The Howard County Cat Club, whose mission is to prevent cats from being turned in to shelters, is sponsoring an adoption show from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday. Many types of neutered or spayed cats with current vaccinations will be available, in addition to several senior cats in need of comfortable, loving homes. The cats have been tested for feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus. Potential adopters are required to complete an application and sign an adoption contract. Adoption fees are $95 per cat; two cats, $145. The show will be held at Pet Co, 6181 Old Dobbin Lane, Columbia. For more information, call 410-730-3679, or

-- Compiled by LINDA JAMES