Pets

By - 11/20/17 - 12:14 pm

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.

By - 11/17/17 - 8:52 am
Gerry

Kevin Kane reports that Wednesday evening, his dog, Gerry, ran out of his yard when a delivery-package guy didn't close the gate and wound up on Morrissey Boulevard, where he was hit by a car. Read more.

By - 11/1/17 - 11:11 am
Sign urging dog owners to use storm sewers instead of sidewalks when their pets have to go in Hyde Park

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.

By - 10/29/17 - 3:33 pm
Dalmatian on the Green Line

Photographynatalia provides the proof.

Copyright Photographynatalia. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 10/29/17 - 1:06 pm

Jamaica Plain News posts photos from yesterday's dog parade in Jamaica Plain.

By - 10/21/17 - 8:12 pm

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.

Earlier:
Two arrested for animal cruelty after dog found dead.

By - 10/16/17 - 9:18 am

Transit Police report arresting two New Yorkers at the Salem commuter-rail parking garage yesterday evening after finding their French bulldog dead of apparent overheating after being left alone in a car for five hours. Read more.

By - 10/9/17 - 9:15 am
Christopher the Pig

Pilotblock can now confirm you never know what you'll see in Copley Square at 7 a.m., in this case, Christopher the Pig.

Christopher lives in Montreal; while in the Boston area, he stays at the Copley Plaza, of course.

Earlier:
Wiggy the Piggy in Christopher Columbus Park.

By - 10/6/17 - 12:11 pm

A cat cafe that was supposed to open on Chestnut Hill Avenue in Brighton last month now looks set to never open at all.

In a post today, Purr Cat Cafe owner Diane Kelly writes: Read more.

By - 10/5/17 - 9:27 am

Jamaica Plain News reports MSPCA-Angell has taken in 34 cats rescued from an Irma-ravaged shelter in the Virgin Islands, which it'll adopt out after making sure they're OK.

By - 10/1/17 - 12:26 pm
Sign wants people to stop dropping their dog poop on Marlborough Street

SafeResponsibleMover shows us a sign taped to a tree on Marlborough Street in the Back Bay. Yesterday, somebody filed a complaint (complete with photo) about somebody who keeps dropping his or her pet's rear-end extrusions next to one particular tree on Dartmouth Street in the South End.

By - 9/11/17 - 12:42 pm
Two dogs in a car in West Roxbury have AC, water and NPR to listen to

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.

By - 9/10/17 - 12:51 pm
Dog dressed like a lamb in Somerville

Jay K. took in the "best dressed" contest at the Somerville Dog Festival today.

By - 9/5/17 - 9:11 am
Mike and Beast

TrueNE_79 reports that Curtis, a homeless man well known on either side of Fort Point Channel, has his Beast back. Beast had gone missing late last month, but:

Was found down in Seaport, leash wrapped around a tree...poor boy. Everyone's fine though.

By - 9/3/17 - 9:54 pm

The Animal Rescue League of Boston reports that with the help of state troopers, it rescued a cat that somehow wound up inside the Ted Williams Tunnel. Read more.

By - 8/29/17 - 5:09 pm

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.

By - 8/29/17 - 11:46 am
Missing cat

TrueNE_79 reports that Curtis is looking for his lost Beast. The pair are normally a well known sight downtown.

By - 8/2/17 - 8:37 pm

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.

By - 8/1/17 - 7:05 pm

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.

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.