pets

By - 3/24/12 - 11:35 am

The Animal Rescue League of Boston to the, well, rescue.

By - 3/22/12 - 8:23 am

Rattus norvegicus?

Man Man the Sox Fan captured a moment on the 66 bus a couple weeks back.

Copyright Man Man the Sox Fan. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 2/21/12 - 3:52 pm

Knife on X-ray. Image via MSPCA/Angell.Knife on X-ray. Image via MSPCA/Angell.

Angell Animal Medical Center surgeons managed to extract a knife from Bean the Roslindale Bull Mastiff last month. No word on whether they left the cheese, however. The MSPCA reports:

Sean [Berte], who lives with... Read more
By - 2/8/12 - 7:51 am

A disgusted citizen in Jamaica Plain complains about neighborhood dog owners:

what is up with all the dog crap on the sidewalks in JP? winter is usually bad, with sneaky dog owners leaving layer on layer of crap piles to be covered with snow until the spring thaw reveals what looks like anarchaeological dig gone very wrong. but we haven't had snow and crap

... Read more
By - 2/8/12 - 7:26 am

UPDATE: Dog found safe in Lowell.

PebblesPebbles, a 4-year-old yorkie/chihuahua mix was stolen by two women around 6:30 p.m. at the Cambridge Street Whole Foods as her owner dashed inside to buy some dinner.

Her owner is offering a $1,000 reward for her return, no questions asked. If you spot... Read more

By - 1/30/12 - 8:41 am

It's a South End twofer. First, a South Ender reports the neighborhood's quaint Sunday tradition of parking in the middle of the street is "out of control," at least, on Warren Avenue, where he or she spotted somebody parking in a crosswalk:

Bad parker

But that's just once a... Read more

By - 1/3/12 - 3:12 pm

PerryThe Dorchester Reporter reports that Tyrone Perry, 44, is scheduled for arraignment tomorrow in Dorchester District Court on charges he ran a dog-fighting arena in his basement.

Perry turned himself in today, police say. Last month, acting on a tip, police raided the basement of his Mather Street home, where they... Read more

By - 12/30/11 - 6:08 pm

Susan B. asks:

My New Year's resolution: finally adopt kittens. Any suggestions on shelters?

By - 10/26/11 - 9:03 am

The Brookline Health Department is warning residents to stay away from wild animals after a raccoon suspected of having rabies attacked a north Brookline resident's pet in daylight hours - a few weeks after a rabid raccoon was picked up in Jamaica Plain.

Two bats captured in Brookline also recently tested positive for rabies.... Read more

By - 10/3/11 - 4:07 pm

Elizabeth DiRusso posts a photo of a woman and her ferret at the Back Bay Orange Line station, adds:

It would probably be safer if the ferret stood behind the yellow line.

Meanwhile, and totally unrelated, except it also happened at an Orange Line stop, Andrea reports:

Some guy at Sullivan Station just turned into a corner and starting peeing 2 feet

... Read more
By - 9/28/11 - 10:26 am

GonzalesUPDATE: Judge set bail at $750, declined request by Suffolk County DA's office to revoke his bail on the earlier drug charge.

Boston Police report officers responding to a call about a man throwing kittens out a second-floor window at 102 Blue Hill Ave. in Roxbury early this morning found a man witnesses... Read more

By - 9/12/11 - 2:58 pm

Warning signs

Complaining to the Mayor's Hotline gets results. Roving UHub photographer Sean Connor forwarded this photo today of the excessively hot manhole covers on Harrison Avenue, a day after somebody complained one had burned his or her pet's paws.... Read more

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

A concerned citizen with a newly wounded pet reports on a manhole cover on the sidewalk on Harrison just outbound from E. Brookline:

Water and steam boiling out and cover is HOT. Burned dogs paws.

By - 8/11/11 - 11:06 am

Rhea Becker was on scene for the yappy hour at the Liberty Hotel yesterday. She reports their owners snapped up hors d'oeuvres and sipped cocktails.

By - 8/9/11 - 10:53 pm

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld the animal-cruelty law used to send Luigi Epifania of East Boston away for 2 1/2 years.

Epifania had appealed his sentence for his 2007 flaming-cat tossing by arguing the cat didn't belong to anybody in particular and so was not covered by the state law, which only covers animals owned by "another person."

In its ruling, however, the court... Read more

By - 7/24/11 - 9:14 am

The MSPCA reports it's rescued 26 Cairn Terriers from a South Shore hoarder.

The dogs were "filthy, scared and in need of veterinary care," but are expected to recover - half of them are at Angell Memorial Hospital - and be put up for adoption.

The MSPCA did not name the hoarder or town.... Read more

By - 7/12/11 - 1:44 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeals today denied a Roslindale resident's request to keep hens in her Firth Road backyard because city zoning codes expressly forbid poultry in Roslindale and Jamaica Plain - but nowhere else in the city.

City Councilor Rob Consalvo (Hyde Park, Roslindale), vowed to work with Audra Karp to change the regulations that now prohibit chickens in the two neighborhoods - they... Read more

By - 7/7/11 - 5:59 pm

An Animal Rescue League technician tweets:

A strange scaly creature is found in the bushes of a Dorchester home..., hmmm, I wonder what it is...?

The 'strange' animal in Dorchester MA turns out to be an iguana that is claimed by an owner that was searching for him...

No word, yet, however, if this iguana, found on Bullard Street, is the same one... Read more

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