Pets

By - 7/30/17 - 6:44 pm
People and dogs on Charles River paddle boards

Chris watched two people on paddle boards with dogs along the Allston shoreline today.

By - 7/21/17 - 10:33 pm

WFXT reports on the incident on Columbia Road, where the temperature was 87.

By - 7/15/17 - 10:56 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports DCR has decided not to convert a street-hockey rink on Anson Street into a dog park because of opposition from street-hockey fans.

By - 7/14/17 - 9:32 pm

Transit Police report arresting Pamela Tyler, 51, on a charge of animal cruelty after officers watched her repeatedly beat her young pit bull around 10:30 p.m. yesterday at Dudley station. Read more.

By - 7/1/17 - 2:09 pm
Some pig

Craig Caplan spotted these two folks today walking their pig through Christopher Coumbus Park, as one does.

UPDATE: Thanks to Flannery O'Brien Skadberg for the identification of this pig about town as Wiggy the Piggy.

By - 6/23/17 - 5:47 pm
Big dog on the Blue Line

Matt Cadwallader shared a Blue Line car with this big dog today.

By - 6/8/17 - 8:02 pm
Parakeet in the Back Bay

J Goodell spotted this parapet parakeet in the Back Bay today, wonders where he or she came from.

Earlier:
Brighton budgie beaks birdie banquet

By - 6/3/17 - 5:47 pm

PlunkettPrime forwards this photo a friend in Brighton took of the non-local visitor to her bird feeder.

By - 5/30/17 - 10:44 pm

Shortly after 9:30 p.m., Boston EMS Incidents reported:

A21 en route to Dewey St for a minor injury. Reported as a male bit by an iguana.

By - 5/23/17 - 1:11 pm
Missing chihuahua: Hercules, stolen at South Station yesterday

Missing Dogs Massachusetts reports Hercules was in a carrier bag snatched yesterday from the South Station bus terminal. He's six years old, two lbs. and was wearing a neon-green harness. If you see him, call 774-955-6541.

By - 5/15/17 - 10:04 am
A dog in a bag on the Red Line

Davina Chojnowski had some fuzzy company on her Red Line commute this morning.

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 - 3/27/17 - 9:39 am

Matt Karolian asks:

Someone keeps leaving bags of dog poop in the street outside our house. What are the best means of catching the poopetrator?

By - 3/22/17 - 9:59 am

On the heels of a tense meeting on a proposed giant dog park in Hyde Park, DCR officials return to Boston's southern tier in a couple weeks to discuss putting a dog park on the Southwest Corridor off Anson Street, a couple blocks north of the Arborway.

City Councilor Matt O'Malley, who first proposed a dog park somewhere in the corridor, posts the meeting notice: 6:30 p.m. on April 5 at English High School.

By - 3/20/17 - 8:59 pm

Backers of a plan to turn a needle-infested, abandoned recreation complex in Stony Brook Reservation into a dog park get a chance to convince DCR to let them go forward at a meeting in Hyde Park on Tuesday. Read more.

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 - 2/25/17 - 10:13 am

A couple days ago, of course, when there was still lots of ice. Jamaica Plain News reports.

By - 1/26/17 - 10:36 am

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department holds a public meeting on Feb. 7 to hear what people think about the idea of carving out part of Fallon Field for a dog area.

The session starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Roche Community Center, 1716 Centre St. in West Roxbury. Read more.

By - 1/24/17 - 10:47 pm

For 40 minutes, puzzled newcomers at a meeting of the Dog Park Association of Southwest Boston tonight couldn't figure why DCR had abruptly abandoned work with the group to turn the decaying nine-acre Thompson Center in Stony Brook Reservation into Hyde Park's first dog park - to the point of refusing to even let group members see the consultant's plans the group had partially paid for. Read more.