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.
Dogs Abandoned for Two Weeks
COLUMBIA, Dorsey Hall Dr., 5000 block, 5:57 p.m. Oct. 22. Fire department personnel reported that two dogs were left inside a condominium for two weeks without care. An animal control officer went to the residence and impounded a papillon and a Yorkshire terrier. The terrier was heavily matted, which impaired the dog's mobility. Both dogs were taken to a veterinarian for evaluation. A notice was posted for the owner or caretaker. The terrier had to be shaved, had seizures and was not available for adoption. The papillon was put up for adoption. The case was continuing.
10 Puppies Euthanized
JESSUP, Washington Boulevard and Dorsey Road, noon Oct. 30. An officer impounded a box of 10 underage puppies of a mixed breed that were found abandoned near an auto parts store. The 3- to 4-week-old puppies were ill. They were not eating enough to sustain them and had to be euthanized. It is illegal to abandon domestic animals, which can be relinquished to the animal shelter with no fee. Animal control requests anyone with information on who may have left the puppies to call the division.
Dog Possibly Pushed From Truck
ELLICOTT CITY, Route 29 near Route 40, 4:45 p.m. Oct. 31. Several reports were received that a large white shepherd was in the median strip of a road. One caller reported that the dog had been pushed out of a truck. Animal control officers searched for the dog and could not locate it. At 6:10 p.m., someone said the dog had been found in a nearby neighborhood. An officer went to the location and impounded a white husky. Upon further investigation, the dog was identified, and it was determined that in 2004, it had been declared potentially dangerous. The case was continuing.
-- Compiled by LINDA JAMES