pets

By - 11/1/12 - 11:44 am

Trainturtle

MBCR, which runs the T's commuter trains, tweets somebody left a turtle on one of its trains now and that it's now looking for an aquarium or school to take him in. And no, wise guy, they're not going to adopt him as a mascot.

H/t Kat Hasenauer... Read more

By - 10/30/12 - 8:13 pm

Strollercat

Robby snapped this photo of a cat on the Red Line this evening. A cat in a stroller. A big-ass stroller, apparently. He tweeted:

What's wrong with this picture? Many things ...

Another commuter, AH, also took to Twitter, around 6:20 p.m. and was more specific:

Lady with a

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By - 10/28/12 - 7:04 pm

Boxer

Leslee watched a Halloween pet parade in the Back Bay yesterday. One of the participants was this boxer.

Posted under this Creative Commons license and in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 10/20/12 - 2:07 pm

UPDATE: Logan the labradoodle back with owners, safe and sound.

Missing dogLogan, a year-old mini labradoodle, was last seen around 3:45 p.m. yesterday at Tenean Beach.

He has an olive drab collar with a neon orange stripe. He's small, maybe 20 lbs., and dark brown.

Also: " He spent the night... Read more

By - 10/8/12 - 8:45 pm

WBZ interviews the owner of the two pit bulls that went berserk in East Boston and says the kid who got bit was taunting the dogs beforehand.

Meanwhile, Mayor Menino and City Councilor Rob Consalvo say they're going to try to figure out how to get around a state law that would overrule a city ordinance that requires pit-bull owners to... Read more

By - 10/5/12 - 5:51 pm

The Globe reports the teen is expected to survive, as is the dog a police officer shot this afternoon in Maverick Square.

By - 9/20/12 - 10:30 am

The Dorchester Reporter interviews a woman who says she was walking her leashed dog at Victory Road Park near the gas tank when an unleashed pack of dogs attacked first her pet and then her:

At this point I realized that she was about to be disemboweled and I had to do something. I started kicking the dogs as hard as I could and

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By - 9/11/12 - 11:48 pm

The Globe reports a Mission Hill resident found a boa constrictor in her backyard today.

By - 9/1/12 - 12:21 pm

Feline feelings at Somerville sidewalk shrine.

R.S.Y Buchanan spotted this sidewalk memorial on Beacon Street in Somerville yesterday:

I'm not sure why this particular cat merits a sidewalk shrine, but as a cat lover I feel their pain.

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By - 8/30/12 - 9:10 am

Steph reports spotting a parakeet flitting around outside the Green Street Orange Line stop this morning.

By - 8/23/12 - 10:08 am

WBZ reports the MSPCA is beginning to see cases of dogs falling ill after ingesting rat poison while out and about - two in the North End over the past week. The city says that while it does put out rat poison, it doesn't leave the stuff out in the open where dogs might get at it.... Read more

By - 8/14/12 - 10:09 am

WCVB reports officials in Waltham are trying to find the owners of a parrot that flew into a police cruiser Monday.

Ed. note: Take a look at the photo and tell me that bird's name is not Charlie Brown.

By - 7/26/12 - 5:54 pm

A report on a cat on Cape Ann that survived getting chomped by a coyote. Complete with photo of the tooth hole the coyote left behind in the cat's head.

By - 7/9/12 - 4:24 pm

Meow

Hillary, who took this photo, has another suggestion:

Dear sir, perhaps you should ask your cat to be less friendly.

Posted under this Creative Commons license and in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 6/22/12 - 12:41 pm

The MSPCA reports Mace the pomeranian mix is now short a couple of toes, which had to be amputated after getting mangled at the top of an escalator at the Forest Hills T stop:

The doctors concluded that Mace's foot was so damaged that surgery was scheduled the following day to remove two of his toes. Doctors at Angell expect Mace will make a

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By - 6/22/12 - 9:19 am

An outraged South Ender wonders why dog owners refuse to go to the neighborhood dog park instead of befouling Blackstone Square:

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

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By - 6/19/12 - 2:08 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com posts photos of dog walkers walking their dogs on playing fields meant for kids.

By - 6/6/12 - 6:55 am

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports on a steaming controversy that pits dog owners vs. parents and other residents fed up with mounds of dog "caca" on neighborhood playing fields.

When a man with a large dark brown dog and a blond woman with a small white dog came 3 feat from shortstop, I said to them, "You can't have your dog off the lease and doing caca

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By - 5/14/12 - 6:37 am

Jason Scott's cat, Sockington, has the sort of Twitter following marketers would kill for. Well, not literally. That we know of. In any case, Scott reports some company offered to pay him for tweets on the feed. He explains why he turned the offer down.... Read more

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