Cats

By - 10/6/17 - 12:11 pm

A cat cafe that was supposed to open on Chestnut Hill Avenue in Brighton last month now looks set to never open at all.

In a post today, Purr Cat Cafe owner Diane Kelly writes: Read more.

By - 10/5/17 - 9:27 am

Jamaica Plain News reports MSPCA-Angell has taken in 34 cats rescued from an Irma-ravaged shelter in the Virgin Islands, which it'll adopt out after making sure they're OK.

By - 9/5/17 - 9:11 am
Mike and Beast

TrueNE_79 reports that Curtis, a homeless man well known on either side of Fort Point Channel, has his Beast back. Beast had gone missing late last month, but:

Was found down in Seaport, leash wrapped around a tree...poor boy. Everyone's fine though.

By - 9/3/17 - 9:54 pm

The Animal Rescue League of Boston reports that with the help of state troopers, it rescued a cat that somehow wound up inside the Ted Williams Tunnel. Read more.

By - 8/29/17 - 11:46 am
Missing cat

TrueNE_79 reports that Curtis is looking for his lost Beast. The pair are normally a well known sight downtown.

By - 4/23/17 - 1:16 pm
Cat getting care outside Roxbury fire

Boston EMT administers oxygen to injured cat. Photo by BFD.

Boston firefighters and EMTs worked to save the life of a cat trapped inside a burning building in Roxbury this morning. Read more.

By - 4/13/17 - 4:58 pm
Cat on the Orange Line

Marc Ebuña had some time for some selfie action on the inbound Orange Line just before Tufts Medical Center due to a disabled train somewhere ahead of him, his cat, and the other riders on the train around 4:20 p.m. As of 4:55 p.m., everything seemed clear, though.

Earlier:
Strollercat furor on the Red Line.

By - 3/2/17 - 3:32 pm

The Real JDavis videoed these turkeys slowly circling a dead cat on a Randolph street this morning. Boston Magazine talks to a turkey expert to get answers on why.

By - 1/4/17 - 12:14 pm
Electricians with cat

Electricians with Juno. Photo via Erin McCutcheon.

A cat that jumped out of a car on the upper deck of I-93 near Boston Sand and Gravel on Christmas day spent nine days in the pipework underneath it before she was rescued by electricians doing maintenance work yesterday. Read more.

By - 12/28/16 - 11:24 pm

A fed-up citizen files a complaint about a woman who drives to Groom Street in her SUV every morning between 6 and 6:30 a.m. to feed the area's feral cats:

It's been going on for years and still she has not been discovered. The mess these cats do all over residential homes yet she does not clean it up.

By - 12/14/16 - 9:31 am

The Zoning Board of Appeals yesterday gave unanimous approval to filling a long vacant, once fire ravaged block on Chestnut Hill Avenue with a place where people can spend an hour petting cats and then fill up on gyro and souvlaki. Read more.

By - 11/3/16 - 10:33 pm

A local catrepreneur is hoping to wrangle support for a place on Chestnut Hill Avenue where people looking for some fuzzy affection could pet kitties for $15 an hour between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. Read more.

By - 10/19/16 - 4:57 pm

The Dorchester Reporter alerts us to an outbreak of feline distemper along Walk Hill Street - and a vaccination effort to combat it.

By - 9/23/16 - 1:12 pm

Steph gives us our first look at South Street's newest insurance cat. You may recall the previous insurance cat, Ivy, died last month.

By - 9/8/16 - 9:43 pm

The Globe reports the Animal Rescue League is trying to figure it out. One cat is also dead.

By - 8/24/16 - 8:01 pm

Jamaica Plain News reports the death of Ivy of Ivy Insurance on South Street.

Shamus Moynihan shows us the chalk remembrance for Insurance Cat.

By - 6/18/16 - 10:05 am

Boston Restaurant Talk points us to this comment that Purr Therapy, which has been scouting locations in which to put a cafe where you can sip a latte while petting a cat, is close to signing a lease for space somewhere in Brighton.

By - 3/12/16 - 1:23 pm
Hair elastics on cat's X-ray

X-ray via MSPCA-Angell.

Kitty the cat

The MSPCA reports a Siamese cat named Kitty had successful surgery to remove 14 hair elastics from his stomach and intestines.

The society reports Kitty's owner, who was already trying to find another home for the rubber-mad feline, rushed him to Angell Animal Medical Center in Jamaica Plain after discovering numerous hair ties were missing - and the cat showing signs of distress: Read more.

By - 3/2/16 - 12:39 pm

The City Council today unanimously approved an ordinance that will prohibit pet stores from selling puppies, kittens and rabbits from from so-called puppy mills - and which will bar the sale of pets from the back of trucks in parking lots and the side of the road. Read more.

By - 3/1/16 - 12:12 am
Missing kitten

Be on the lookout: Steve reports that after his place at W. 5 and E streets was broken into, "one of our kittens got out."