pets

By - 5/24/15 - 10:24 pm
Turtle the cat, lost in Roslindale

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.Read more

By - 5/22/15 - 4:05 pm

Angell Animal Medical Center reports seeing a case of canine flu in a five-year-old terrier just back from a family trip to Chicago - right in the middle of the current dog-flu belt. Read more.Read more

By - 5/16/15 - 6:22 pm
Boston Police officer with small dog in Roslindale

Officer Jason Palmer with Vera the miniature pinscher.

A miniature pinscher that bolted from her dogsitter in Roslindale Tuesday night is back home, thanks to an all-out push by Fallon Field neighbors to find her - and two Boston Police officers, who did. Read more.Read more

By - 5/14/15 - 10:50 pm
Small dog in East Boston

An East Boston resident reports:

This dog was found today around 6 p.m. wandering on Marion Street in East Boston, on the block between Princeton/Saratoga Street.

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By - 5/13/15 - 3:58 pm

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.Read more

By - 5/10/15 - 8:45 am
Old kitty litter

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.

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By - 4/22/15 - 8:45 pm

Kate Lockwood reports:

It's not every day you see someone get on the T carrying a live 6-foot snake. So that happened.

She says the woman had the snake around her neck and that the pair got off at Green Street. She adds the snake:

Was a kind of light brown with black spots I think. I was trying not to stare!

Has ...Read more

By - 4/18/15 - 10:46 pm
Parakeet in a tree in Jamaica Plain

The Real Lenny reports spotting a parakeet in his backyard near Faulkner Hospital this afternoon.

Tillie Jupiter reports he proved a friendly guy, so they were able to capture him and take him inside while they called Boston animal control - which now has him at its Roslindale shelter. If you're missing a parakeet, with a tag that reads something like HC355,...Read more

By - 4/3/15 - 5:28 pm

UPDATE: Pooh, alleged car thief, both found.

Boston Police report a thief took advantage of a dog walker's decision to leave his car running in a client's driveway at 585 Baker St yesterday afternoon by stealing the car - which meant he also made off with Pooh the dog.

Pooh, a 10-year-old shih tzu/poodle mix, was spotted around 8 p.m. on Sycamore...Read more

By - 3/20/15 - 1:55 pm

The student newspaper at Wellesley High School, the Bradford, reports a student found his lost tarantula when another student spotted it crawling towards him in math class:

It was a minute before the bell and everyone in the class was putting their binders away, when all of a sudden someone started to scream.

Via the Swellesley Report....Read more

By - 3/8/15 - 3:42 pm
Dog rescued from Charles River

The Wellesley Police Department posted this photo of a cold but otherwise okay Cooper with Officer Christopher Cunningham and Wellesley firefighters after his rescue at Elm Bank this morning.Read more

By - 3/7/15 - 3:10 pm

The folks at K9 Strolls on Pembroke Street spent part of today roaming the neighborhood looking for dog crap and other stuff that's emerging as our glaciers slowly recede. They report they collected five large bags of the stuff - and reported a number of overflowing trash cans to the city.

H/t Pilot Block Neighborhood Association....Read more

By - 3/3/15 - 6:39 am
Taupaw

Taupaw the Dutch Wolfhound, who startled a Coast Guard cutter crew when he ran in front of them on the ice in Quincy Bay, turned up at a construction site in Dorchester yesterday, according to Missing Dogs Massachusetts, which reports Boston Animal Control, which spotted, picked him up and reunited him with his Jamaica Plain owner....Read more

By - 2/28/15 - 6:10 pm
Found dog in Somerville

Look familar? He or she is now at the Somerville animal shelter. Kyle Emge reports finding the pet near Beacon and Washington streets this afternoon; called Somerville PD, who transported the pooch to the shelter.Read more

By - 2/28/15 - 2:11 pm
Taupaw

A Jamaica Plain man says the coyote that ran across Quincy Bay the other day is actually Taupaw, his 11-month old Dutch Wolfhound.

Taupaw is lanky, gray, brown and white, is shy, but loves other dogs. And he loves to roam:

He went missing from Newmarket Sq., was photographed on the ice in Quincy Bay on 2-27, seen 2-27 on Lawrence Ave/Blue Hill

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By - 2/17/15 - 9:02 am
Cat with space saver

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.Read more

By - 2/15/15 - 2:02 pm

Katja and Moose pull Christopher Wagner's wife Tamiko down their Allston street for about 20 feet today. Next up: A sled.Read more

By - 2/15/15 - 10:21 am
Snowbound on Beacon Hill

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?

By - 2/3/15 - 9:03 pm
Firefighters warm up frozen dog in Arlington

Firefighters warm up rescued hound. Photo by MSP.

State Police report Lucy the dog broke away from her owners around 4:30 p.m. on the Arlington side of the Mystic River to chase some swans on the ice - and promptly plunged through the ice into the frigid waters.

Members of the Arlington Fire Department arrived on scene. Firefighters Chris Gibbons and Joseph Andrade donned “warm suits” and headed out onto the ice.

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