The Supreme Judicial Court today dismissed a teenager's conviction for causing "serious bodily harm" to a friend's dog, ruling that the phrase "serious bodily harm" in state juvenile laws is only intended for cases involving people. Read more.
A concerned citizen alerts the city that somebody's posting signs along River Street near Metropolitan Avenue in Hyde Park, urging people who are too damn lazy to scoop their dog's more solid waste into a plastic bag to use conveniently placed storm sewers instead, rather than letting them befoul the sidewalks.
Jamaica Plain News posts photos from yesterday's dog parade in Jamaica Plain.
Dasha was among the people who watched Boston firefighters and an animal-control officer rescue a small dog from a BMW parked on Newbury Street. She also captured the owner's reaction when he found his rear window popped out and the dog no longer there.
WCVB has video.
Nick Gemelli spotted these dogs - and their sign - in the parking lot at the West Roxbury Roche Bros. today.
UPDATE: Jesus H. Christ, people: I've hidden all the comments on this post because somebody managed to track down the dogs' owners and is now harassing her by phone.
Travis Gustafson failed to appear in court for his arraignment today on a charge of animal cruelty for the heat-related death of a pit bull in his pickup truck on Burroughs Street in Jamaica Plain on Aug. 1, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
As a result, a West Roxbury Municipal Court judge issued a warrant for Gustafson's arrest, the DA's office says.
Jamaica Plain News reports BPD will charge him with animal cruelty and improper confinement because his dog was found dying in the pickup on Burroughs Street in JP yesterday.
WCVB reports ISD inspectors responding to a complaint found the dog in a car on Burroughs Street near Jamaica Pond today; rushed the dog to Angell Memorial, but it was too late. The owner could face charges.
Chris watched two people on paddle boards with dogs along the Allston shoreline today.
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.
Matt Cadwallader shared a Blue Line car with this big dog today.
Davina Chojnowski had some fuzzy company on her Red Line commute this morning.
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?
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.
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