Leash enforcement. Now. I've counted 18 dogs running unleashed. One has just mounted and began mating with another, both too far from their owners for it to be broken up before my 6 year old nephew asked me what was going on. This is madness. The fountain is a filthy dog bath, and the stench of poop is in the air no matter which bench you sit on.
NorthEndWaterfront.com posts photos of dog walkers walking their dogs on playing fields meant for kids.
Angell Animal Medical Center surgeons managed to extract a knife from Bean the Roslindale Bull Mastiff last month. No word on whether they left the cheese, however. The MSPCA reports:
A disgusted citizen in Jamaica Plain complains about neighborhood dog owners:
what is up with all the dog crap on the sidewalks in JP? winter is usually bad, with sneaky dog owners leaving layer on layer of crap piles to be covered with snow until the spring thaw reveals what looks like anarchaeological dig gone very wrong. but we haven't had snow and crap is everywhere! can we at least get some signs up, not that i think the troglodyte owner can either read or care. and no, i don't have a photo-- do u really want one?
UPDATE: Dog found safe in Lowell.
It's a South End twofer. First, a South Ender reports the neighborhood's quaint Sunday tradition of parking in the middle of the street is "out of control," at least, on Warren Avenue, where he or she spotted somebody parking in a crosswalk:
The Dorchester Reporter reports that Tyrone Perry, 44, is scheduled for arraignment tomorrow in Dorchester District Court on charges he ran a dog-fighting arena in his basement.
Boston Police report recovering 11 malnourished, badly injured pit bulls, one dead dog and four poorly treated rabbits from a Mather Street basement stained in feces, urine and blood.
"After the dogs were released from their crates, several dogs were visibly limping while one, who could not walk, had to be carried to the animal rescue vehicle," police say in a statement.
A concerned citizen with a newly wounded pet reports on a manhole cover on the sidewalk on Harrison just outbound from E. Brookline:
Water and steam boiling out and cover is HOT. Burned dogs paws.
Rhea Becker was on scene for the yappy hour at the Liberty Hotel yesterday. She reports their owners snapped up hors d'oeuvres and sipped cocktails.
The MSPCA reports it's rescued 26 Cairn Terriers from a South Shore hoarder.
The dogs were "filthy, scared and in need of veterinary care," but are expected to recover - half of them are at Angell Memorial Hospital - and be put up for adoption.
The MSPCA did not name the hoarder or town.
Channel 4 reports somebody's stolen the little wheeled device a disabled dog uses to get around because his hind legs no longer work.
Jamaica Plain Patch reports on the dognapping.
The parents of a girl bitten by a brown Chihuahua in Cambridgeport last week are hoping the owner will come forward and let them know if she has to complete her painful rabies injections, Wicked Local Cambridge reports.
UPDATE: Harley was found, safe and sound.
Marlo Fogelman reports that she and her boyfriend put his two dogs in a South End kennel as they got ready to visit his dying father. But one of the dogs escaped:
She ran home to the Back Bay from the South End and came to our bldg and into the stairwell but someone let her out. She's been spotted on the Esplanade and, most recently (yesterday), in Southie. She is moving so even if you think you're too far away--maybe you're not. We have no idea where she's going to go next!
Harley is a 3.5 year old Australian Cattle Dog. She is about 50 lbs, black w/ brown markings under her neck and on her legs. She is not wearing a collar (escaped from it) but is chipped. She is up to date on all of her vaccinations. She is not coming when called....if you see her, try to lure her with food or literally, please, just pounce on her -- she will not bite (just nips a bit).
Channel 4 reports a woman burned out of her River Street home last month recently returned to the property to look for belongings - and promptly heard scratching noises being made by her pet, Lola the long-haired dachshund. Lola had somehow survived not only the two-alarm fire but being locked inside the remains of the building for a month.
The MSPCA reports on a truckload of puppies and adult dogs that bypassed legally required checks and quarantines to wind up crammed into cages in a Norfolk County home being used as a pet adoption center:
Of the infected dogs, four of the puppies were severely ill. The puppies would not react to stimuli and would collapse when they tried to stand, some unable to lift their heads. Due to the four puppies' increasingly poor health and continued suffering, the decision was made to humanely euthanize them.
The Boston Fire Department reports a pet owner's stroll along the Charles River in Brighton almost ended in tragedy when the ice his black Labrador was walking on broke away from shore and floated out into the river around 8 p.m.
Firefighters from Engine 29, Ladder 11 and Rescue 1 responded to a 911 call from near Community Rowing. A firefighter from Ladder 11 got into a survival suit, tethered himself to a safety rope and managed to get to the dog, by then about 45 feet from shore, and then bring the pet safely back, the department says.
Somerville animal control would like to have a word with you.