pets

By - 9/18/14 - 8:42 am
Greyhound spots white rabbit in Allston

Andrea Crossan shows us what happens when a greyhound spots the fabled white bunny of Allston - on Islington Terrace.

Pandapwr, meanwhile, gets up and personal with one of the fabled white squirrels of the West End.

By - 8/28/14 - 11:09 pm
Cat on the sidewalk in the South End of Boston

Roving UHub photographer Jed Hresko happened upon this bucolic scene this afternoon on Pembroke Street.

By - 8/27/14 - 4:32 pm

The MSPCA's Boston Adoption Center reports it needs newspapers:

All of our small animals have their enclosures lined with a layer of absorbent newspaper under their bedding, and we clean and replace this daily. As you can imagine, we go through a whole bunch of newspaper, and right now we're nearly out!

You can drop off newspapers at the adoption center at 350 S. Huntington Ave. in Jamaica Plain.

H/t Morgan.

By - 7/20/14 - 1:42 pm
Woman with sheep on a leash in Newburyport

We have pet pigs; Newburyport, as Michael Ratty discovered, has pet sheep.

By - 7/18/14 - 5:56 pm
Stolen puppies

Boston Police report two eight-week-old female American bully puppies were taken during a housebreak on Washington Street in Roslindale this past Sunday.

The victim reported that two eight-week-old, tri-colored (gray, brown, and white) female American bully puppies were stolen from the victim’s residence.

If you see the pups, contact detectives at 617-343-4595 or 617-343- 4328.

By - 7/16/14 - 4:34 pm

Boston Fire Department spokesman Steve MacDonald reports:

Called to car parked in front of 88 Beacon St. at 12:38pm with an unattended dog inside. Was called in by a Traffic Enforcement Officer. We unlocked the car using tools we carry for such things. No damage to the out of state car. Dog did not appear to be in distress. Unknown how long unattended. Animal Rescue took procession of dog.

By - 6/30/14 - 12:11 pm
Enzo the parrot is missing

State Police have issued an APB for Enzo, a 6-year-old African Gray who flew out of his Revere home. Trooper Dustin Fitch says:

Enzo could have flown anywhere in the Revere, Everett, Malden or Saugus area. If you see Enzo anywhere, please message me and I'll inform Enzo's family who misses him.

Fowl play is not suspected.

By - 6/28/14 - 5:39 pm
Dog riding shotgun in a motorcycle

Julio Salado almost had to take this picture of a motorcycle rider and a dog riding shotgun because otherwise, nobody would believe him.

By - 6/13/14 - 1:47 pm
Max the dog

UPDATE: Max found OK, tied to a post in Quincy.

News around Dorchester reports:

This poor dog is Max. He was taken from the corner of Adams Street and Gallivan Boulevard. The owner secured him to a pole as he had in the past to run into the store. and that is when Someone took him . If you were in the area from 8:00pm- 9:00 pm last night and remember anything please contact Boston Police. The family is obviously devastated.

By - 6/10/14 - 8:42 pm

Around 7 p.m. came word that somebody had squealed to the cops and an officer was duly assigned to determine whether there was a pink pig with black spots roaming the Public Garden.

Mission Hill's Bobby the Pig? After all, he's been known to enjoy snuffling through the Public Garden.

But maybe not. Audrey alerted us to Back Bay's own Frank the Pig (Frank being short for Francis, as in, you know, that English guy), whose owner, Hayley, likes taking him out for constitutionals around the neighborhood

By - 6/1/14 - 5:16 pm
Dog in the South End

Pilotblock captured the scene outside a South End Starbucks this afternoon.

By - 5/24/14 - 8:51 am
By - 5/15/14 - 7:45 pm

A fed-up citizen complains:

Millennium Park is NOT a dog park! I am sick and tired of being chased and nearly attacked by off-leash dogs. My son was just chased and knocked to the ground by an off-leash dog.

By - 5/9/14 - 8:16 pm
Dogs in Blackstone Park in the South End

A disgusted citizen complains about the demonspawn hellhounds once again infesting Blackstone Park in the South End:

"You shouldn't wear white pants when you walk across Blackstone Park," said the uncommonly nutty owner of the unleashed dog that just wiped its filthy snout on me. Leash law? Public park? Anybody?

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 with some tape to alert the miscreant, who no doubt will read it, feel incredibly guilty and pledge to carry a Globe Direct bag for poop forever 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.

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 $8,000.

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 yard to recover the animals without first obtaining a warrant.

The state's highest court said this fell under an exemption to the Fourth Amendment and the similar Article 14 of the Massachusetts Declaration of Rights that allows warrantless searches and seizures to save a life:

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" - complete with photo by one owner of another guy's dogs looking like they're going right for his jugular.

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