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By adamg - 5/20/22 - 5:39 pm
Cat getting oxygen is saved

Firefighter administers oxygen to cat. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 4 Sargent St. in Dorchester for what they declared a two-alarm fire as soon as they got there, around 3:45 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 4/13/22 - 12:54 pm

A California company that provided financing to Massachusetts residents who wanted to lease rather than buy dogs has agreed to stop that and reimburse the state and the pet renters because it's illegal to rent pets here, according to a settlement agreement filed in Suffolk Superior Court today. Read more.

By adamg - 4/12/22 - 3:06 pm

Eileen Murphy shows how Aspen the Wonder Howler makes the case: Read more.

By adamg - 4/11/22 - 12:46 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that what sounds like a place where you can lounge with cats - and being Beacon Hill, books and coffee - could be coming to Charles Street.

Grizzled observers of the local cat scene, of course, will recall that Boston's first cat cafe, in Brighton, didn't work out so well.

By adamg - 4/8/22 - 5:06 pm

A Glenville Avenue resident is facing two counts of animal cruelty after police responding to a report from another resident of "loud bangs and a puppy shrieking" found a young pit bull that had a fractured bone in his left hind leg - in addition to other fractures and skin lesions - the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

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By adamg - 3/21/22 - 10:39 pm

Boston Police report arresting Justin Williams, 32, on a charge of animal cruelty last week after somebody posted video allegedly showing him abusing a small dog. Read more.

By adamg - 3/1/22 - 10:51 pm

Boston firefighters responded to the waterfront between the ICA and the Mass. Mutual building on Fan Pier on a report of a dog in the water around 10:45 p.m. They rescued a dog from the cold waters and returned it to its owner.

By adamg - 2/24/22 - 9:29 am
Free yoga: Bend down and pick up your dog's crap at Millennium Park

Mary Ellen spotted this new sign at Millennium Park in West Roxbury yesterday.

By adamg - 1/31/22 - 9:26 pm

It's coyote mating season and they're out and about - like in the Arnold Arboretum at dusk: Read more.

By adamg - 12/23/21 - 3:52 pm

Drew Starr reports that Boston Animal Hospital on Southampton Street has notified customers they are closed "until further notice" due to staffers coming down with Covid-19.

By adamg - 11/27/21 - 11:28 am

The never ending war between people with dogs and people without dogs at South Boston's Medal of Honor Park continues to explode in the annals of Boston 311, where workers have now pulled the communal complaint car over and are snarling at the back seat that if you don't cut it out right now, 311 will come back there and bend you like Peter Bent Brigham so help you God. Or words to that effect. Read more

By adamg - 11/7/21 - 8:56 pm
Bacon the pig

Turlach MacDonagh went to the Brookline Rotary's Dog Day at the Brookline Avenue Playground, where one of the hounds he met was Bacon the Pig. "Truly one magical animal," he reports.

By adamg - 10/13/21 - 3:49 pm
Firefighter at Millennium Park drain

Update: WCVB reports the dog, a foxhound named Hubert, but nicknamed Bubba, has been rescued.

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters are at the top of Millennium Park in West Roxbury working to free a dog trapped in a drainage pipe. The park is the former Boston city landfill, now capped with clay, a plastic liner and grass-covered dirt, along with a variety of pipes for draining rain and collecting methane gas.

By adamg - 10/7/21 - 9:24 am
Max and the Boston skyline in early morning light on East Boston waterfront

EastieStrong snapped Max the Bernedoodle as she rested on a walk along the East Boston waterfront this morning.

By adamg - 10/3/21 - 11:34 pm
Popcorn the hedgehog

Just when you think you've seen it all on the Orange Line. Roving UHub photographer Dan Peters spotted this hedgehog, named Popcorn, just chillin' near Mass. Ave. this evening, while his owner sat across from him, just watching people's reactions and laughing.

By adamg - 10/1/21 - 9:20 am
Chicken on Washington Street in Roslindale

Roving UHub photographer OneTaoApe shows us the scene on Washington Street at Metropolitan Avenue in Roslindale early this morning. So why did the chicken cross the road? To get some breakfast at the pet supply store.

By adamg - 9/8/21 - 1:04 pm

A couple who live on Fayston Street have sued both the city and the BPD officer they say shot their pet without provocation on July 4, 2018. Read more.

By adamg - 9/7/21 - 12:18 am
Killer, the trooper who helped save him and the pole he was chained to.

Dog trooper who helped find his alleged failed killer and the pole he was chained to. Photos by State Police.

State Police report arresting a man they say decided he could no longer keep his dog, but rather than go to a shelter, chained the dog to "an exposed steel rod at the edge of a beach, with a large rock attached to the chain to prevent the dog from escaping, and then walked away, leaving the dog to the mercy of the next high tide." Read more.

By adamg - 9/2/21 - 10:09 pm

Boston Police report arresting an 18-year-old on charges he fatally shot a dog at 97 Brunswick St. around 11 a.m. on Sunday. Read more.

By adamg - 8/29/21 - 11:04 pm

Tonight we learned, via the city's answers to separate 311 complaints, that it might be best to wait until dog waste left by inconsiderate dog owners has turned kind of solid before contacting 311. Read more.

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