The Dorchester Reporter alerts us to an outbreak of feline distemper along Walk Hill Street - and a vaccination effort to combat it.
The Globe reports the Animal Rescue League is trying to figure it out. One cat is also dead.
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.
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.
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."
The Boston City Council could vote as early as Wednesday on a proposed and now fast-tracked measure that would ban pet stores from selling puppies, kittens and rabbits raised by large commercial breeders - and ban everybody from selling pets by the side of the road. Read more.
Jamaica Plain News reports that Councilor Matt O'Malley (Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury) plans to seek an ordinance that would prohibit pet stores in Boston from selling dogs, cats and rabbits.
Katie Merrill spotted this sign on a Jamaica Plain lawn on her way to the T this morning.
UPDATE: Cat returned home. Turtle the indoor cat managed to sneak out of her house on Mendum Street by the Arboretum overnight.
She's a silver tabby, with black stripes and white underside; very friendly with no collar.
A teenager was ordered held without bail today on charges he sliced up at least two cats behind an abandoned house on Mt. Everett Street. Read more.
An outraged citizen in West Roxbury complains:
Someone is dumping USED cat litter in sewer at corner of Lasell and Temple Sts. This has been going on for months.
You know it's bad when even the cats are getting in the act. Chumley shows us Willow and the warmest space saver in all of Jamaica Plain.
Kathleen O'Donnell watched her kitty watching the snow on Beacon Hill this morning.
Catarina Maia took a look out her window and realized immediately she wasn't going anyplace any time soon in this most historic of historic Boston winters. We could get 18 inches out of this snow, but with drifts, God, who knows?
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