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Dog, owner rescued from pond in Franklin Park

Boston EMT with rescued dog

The Boston Fire Department reports that around 4:45 p.m., firefighters and EMTs responded to Scarboro Pond in Franklin Park to rescue a dog that had fallen through the ice - and her owner, who did the same trying to rescue her pet but who managed to make her way to one of the islands in the pond.

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1. Did the little guy's brute force rip the leash into shreds?
2. Did the little guy's brute force simply tear the leash from owner's grip?
3. Did the little guy have no leash?

Glad both are now dry and warm...

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I, too, am glad that both the dog and his owner are both dry and warm.

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People do all kinds of stupid irresponsible things. The drive over the speed limit. They store flammable clutter improperly in their houses. They eat artery destroying diets . They let dogs off leashes where they shouldn’t. And emergency services, fire departments, hospitals and the like generally address the immediate consequences without a whole lot of moralizing.

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Emergency services are doing their duty.
Doesn’t mean risky and reckless behavior shouldn’t be called out after the crisis.
If dog was off leash owner should be ticketed and charged for the cost of the rescue.

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much like Sherwood Forest.

Who let YOU loose on the internet, Friar baby?

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But seemingly prudence and common sense would dictate that ice and water are strange bedfellows for a dog and its' owner?

I understand that smoking may be legal too...

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.. hardly equate with smoking. Now that’s common sense.
I hope you are wearing that bike helmet and knee pads in the shower and in crosswalks and when on the stairs.

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More like stupid avoidable pathways to an untimely demise for a pooch or a person..

And how is my shower attire part of the public record, Alexa???

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But untrue.

With the exception of parts of Boston Common, there are no off leash areas in Boston parks.

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Two in the North End, Peters Park in the South End, one in Allston, one in South Boston. Also in JP there is a small area at Angell Memorial, for leash-free dogs--though it has limited hours.

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But my overall point is there- there are official off leash area and there are places where dog owners think it's find to break the law.

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For violating the leash law. Probably not.

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Franklin Park is overrun with off leash dogs. There is crap everywhere. I'm sick of it. I hope this moron learned her lesson.

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But there are cigarette butts everywhere and those aren’t fireproof or compostable.

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Your what-aboutism is of the charts.
Cigarette butts suck. Fine the litterers!
In no way absolves this owner or other dog owners of responsibility to keep their dog leashes and to clean up after it.
You do see the difference between feces and cigarette butts, health wise, or dies that have to be explained to you too?

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We've got a dog that miraculously ended up in Scarborough Pond even though Parks Department regulations state that in Franklin Park, dogs are to be on a leash.

You gotta know that when me a Kinopio are in agreement, your argument might be weak. Heck, I've become a supporter of dog parks, but I can't stand dog owners who up and decide that this soccer field or that baseball diamond is a place to let their dogs run wild because, well, they are special and above the law.

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that we need more dog parks!!

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How about fewer dogs?

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Perhaps when dog owners stop acting like entitled pricks, I'll start advocating on their behalf.

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Never seen a bear hold a dog before..heyyo!

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is absolutely adorable.

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