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.
Hotel Patron Boards Dog in Car
ELKRIDGE, Washington Blvd., 6200 block, 2:55 p.m. Oct. 6. A pit bull was reportedly being housed inside a car for more than three weeks. An animal control officer found the dog lying on the floor in a vehicle behind the driver's seat, located the dog's owner in a hotel room and had the owner remove the dog from the vehicle. Dogs are not allowed in the hotel where the owner was staying, and the owner elected to give the dog up to animal control. The dog was made available for adoption.
Injured Deer in Yard Euthanized
LAUREL, Jasmine Ct., 9300 block, 4:40 p.m. Oct. 5. Police requested animal control's assistance to help reduce the suffering of an injured deer trapped in the back yard of a residence. Police determined that a weapon could not be discharged safely to end the deer's suffering. Animal control responded to the area, tranquilized the deer, then humanely euthanized the animal.
Cleanup Ordered for 30 Dogs
ELLICOTT CITY, Sheppard Lane, 5000 block, 1:05 p.m. Oct. 7. Numerous dogs were kept inside a building with a reported buildup of feces and urine odor, and one of the dogs reportedly had an injured paw. An animal control officer found 30 dogs inside a building with a detectable odor of urine and some buildup of fecal material. The dogs' owner was located and told what corrections needed to be made, including taking the injured dog to a veterinarian for diagnosis and treatment. The owner immediately made all the corrections. Follow-up inspections by animal control indicated the owner's efforts had been successful.
Corn Snake Rescued From Trap
JESSUP, Maryland Division of Correction, Patuxent Institution, Waterloo Rd., 7500 block, 11:20 a.m. Oct. 11. Animal control was asked to remove a snake caught in a glue trap. An animal control officer impounded the corn snake, still in the trap, and transported it to the animal shelter. A non-stick spray was used to free the snake from the trap. The snake was unharmed and released.
Fences Make Good Neighbors
ELKRIDGE, Norris Lane, 6800 block, 8 a.m. Oct. 5. A Samoyed mix fought with its next-door neighbor, a Yorkshire terrier. The attack left the terrier with a minor shoulder injury. The owner of the Samoyed, a relative of the terrier owner's, erected a fence to separate the dogs.
Attack on Puppy Is Probed
WOODBINE, Timberleigh Way, 17500 block, 4:50 p.m. Oct. 3. Animal control is investigating a report that a loose Rottweiler ran onto a neighbor's property and attacked a Havanese puppy.
-- Compiled by LINDA JAMES