pets

By - 5/3/14 - 11:12 am
Bad words on a note posted to a fence in Jamaica Plain

Hell hath no fury like a Jamaica Plain resident who is really put out by poop. Neal Simpson spotted this epic work posted on a fence on Williams Street, a few doors down from Doyle's.

Just think: This person was so annoyed he or she went home (or just inside) fuming, pounded this out on the keyboard, printed it out and went back out... Read more

By - 5/1/14 - 10:00 am

Capt. John Greland reports that on April 25 outside 16 Pacific St.:

A teacup poodle attacked by neighbor's unleashed dog injuries requiring over 100 stitches, entire back almost torn off.

He says the attack dog was a husky mix and that the poodle's owners have racked up $4,000 in veterinary bills so far. No charges have yet been filed, but the case is... Read more

By - 4/28/14 - 12:28 pm
Poop bags in the South End

A concerned citizen complains about one of the many multi-colored displays of dog poop now popping up all over the South End, but in this case specifically on Clarendon Street:

The big belly trashcan appears to be broken. Also, people are disgusting.

By - 4/25/14 - 10:48 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today that the owners of a German Shepherd have to pay the $8,000 veterinary bill incurred by the owners of the tiny bichon frise their pet ripped up in Newton in 2008.

The large-breed owners argued that state law should have limited their liability to the "replacement cost" of the smaller dog, which they said was far less than... Read more

By - 4/11/14 - 11:24 am

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that police don't need a warrant to try to save animals in danger of immediate death.

The decision comes in the case of a Lynn woman charged with three counts of animal cruelty when police, responding to a call from her neighbor, found three dogs on her lawn - two dead, one nearly so - and went into her... Read more

By - 3/25/14 - 7:22 am

Oh, for the good old days when it was just North End parents battling it out with dog owners letting their hounds run free over the asphalt of the Gassy park. Now, NorthEndWaterfront.com reports, it's dog owners vs. dog owners in a battle to the death, or something, over their right to unleash their pets in a park clearly marked "No dogs allowed"... Read more

By - 3/17/14 - 11:27 pm

North End Deals reports:

A dog owner just told me he noticed blue rat poison at small park on Charter St., North End, Boston. WTF. As a dog owner I am BS!!

Emily Fraser reports:

My co-worker's dog ate blue rat poison at that park Friday and, thank God, survived.

Valerie Collanton adds the same thing happened at the park last... Read more

By - 3/14/14 - 9:37 am

Starting today, Boston residents can get or renew a dog license onlline.

Along with your credit-card number and basic info, you'll also need to upload photos of proof your pet is up to date with rabies vaccination and that he or she has been neutered.

People who prefer getting their licenses the old fashioned way can still go down to City Hall or the... Read more

By - 3/3/14 - 5:48 pm
Anesthesia for a parakeet

The Milton owner of an 8-year-old parakeet rushed the "bloodied, barely conscious" bird to Angell Animal Medical Center last month after she turned on a shop vac - not realizing the budgie had crawled into the device moments before. In a statement, Angell says veterinarians first stabilized Marie Margarone's Birdie, then got the pet into surgery:

X-rays confirmed that Birdie's left wing was so

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By - 1/25/14 - 11:24 am

So where does a massive bulldog sit on the Orange Line? Anywhere he wants.

By - 1/23/14 - 10:11 am

Wellesley Police report a doggie-day-car van crashed into a utility pole yesterday and seven canines bolted for freedom.

Wellesley Fire Captain Kevin Donahue started looking for the dogs in the nearby area. Two dogs were captured right away, leaving five on the loose. Animal Control Officer Sue Webb, assisted by Officer Chris Cunningham and Lamar Hughes, started rounding up the fleeing dogs. After a

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By - 1/9/14 - 12:40 pm

The Herald reports on this morning's rescue off Castle Island.

By - 12/28/13 - 6:21 pm

The MSPCA in Jamaica Plain has this giant cat up for adoption.

By - 12/21/13 - 9:02 pm
Ferret on the MBTA

Kayla Greenberg spotted a woman and her ferret at the Chinatown Orange Line stop tonight.

Same ferret two years ago at Back Bay?

By - 12/3/13 - 6:52 pm

Scott Eisen lets us in on the lives of Ryan Peterson and his pig, Bobby, who live on Mission Hill.

By - 12/2/13 - 8:42 am
Christmas greyhounds

Ron attended the annual Jingle Bell Walk through the Public Garden and Common yesterday. The walk benefits the Morris Animal Foundation.

Copyright Ron. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 11/29/13 - 6:32 pm
Ziggy the pig

Ziggy the pig. Photo by Newton PD.

Newton Police report on a swine time this morning:

Call of a pig roaming around the Hagen Rd area. Sure enough when officers arrived they found Ziggy the pig in a back yard. A short time later the owner was found and said Ziggy got out through a hole in the fence of his backyard. The owner put Ziggy on a leash and took

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By - 11/15/13 - 9:16 am

The man was holding the rabbit, Rachel Chapman reports.

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