pets

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

By - 5/7/12 - 2:14 pm

Erin Sullivan reports from the Blue Line today:

Dude next to me on the MBTA had an iguana on his shoulder and I didn't notice until it tried TO CLIMB ON ME. There goes 10 years of my life. I fear reptiles as much as I fear birds only I SHOULD NEVER ENCOUNTER A REPTILE.

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By - 4/27/12 - 8:33 am

Birds will just have to fend for themselves, Town Meeting decides (but recall it took four tries to get a ban on plastic water bottles).

By - 4/21/12 - 4:16 pm

Pheasant to look at

The Animal Rescue League of Boston reports it found a Chinese Golden Pheasant wandering around Braintree this afternoon. Since the bird's not native to these parts, league workers wonder who lost a pet. The ARL also reports finding a mystery snake in... Read more

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

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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

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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.

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