The developer of the Waterside Place residential towers on Congress Street says that after five years, it's been unable to find any start-up incubators or other innovative tenants to lease roughly 3,600 square feet of space it had set aside for "innovation" work space, so it's asking the BPDA to let it lease the space to people the neighborhood actually needs: Veterinarians. Read more.
Hood Will Hunting spotted some people and a dog out for a little row around Boston Harbor this afternoon.
Davina Chojnowski couldn't help but notice one guy's pet on the Red Line this morning:
This fluffy commuter would like you to have a great day at work.
An annoyed citizen files a 311 request that the city put back the "Curb Your Dog" sign some nearby residents put up in Porzio Park in East Boston:
We paid for them to help the dog poop epidemic down Porzio Park there were 5 of them
UPDATE: Bail set at $1,000, judge barred Webb from having anything to do with animals while case is pending, Coco in care of Boston Animal Control, per Suffolk County DA's office.
A man already charged once with attacking his dog - and facing charges of attacking people with whom he was living in Natick - was arrested at the Ashmont Red Line station yesterday for allegedly beating the dog with a leash. Read more.
NBC Boston reports the MSPCA will open distribution centers at its Jamaica Plain, Methuen and Centerville locations on Sunday morning to give bags of dog and cat food to federal workers who are no longer getting paid.
A group of dog owners are trying to persuade DCR to use some of its parkland along the Charles River for an area where dogs could play and roam. Read more.
Jamaica Plain News barks out the news that DCR has chosen land along Oakdale Street north of Green Street for a possible dog park.
UPDATE: Owner and dog reunited.
Kathryn R. Burton reports:
This pup was found in North End, after a 93 tunnel expedition. Boston Fire officer walking him around, trying to find parent. 392 Hanover Street is where he will be - Boston Fire House
Turlach MacDonagh spotted this flier in Lower Allston today.
UPDATE: The snake has been found and is back home; Saugus is safe for teacup poodles again.
Brenda Sweetland reports her son's boa constrictor escaped somehow yesterday. It was last spotted by her mailman scrunched up next to a house on Richard Street near Dudley Street.
I need to get word to people who have small pets. Sorry for this inconvenience to anyone. Please let me know if you happen to see her.
Boston Animal Control is caring for a poodle mix in bad shape that was found in a bucket Tuesday night at the Court Square Press building at 9 West Broadway - as inspectors try to find whoever was responsible for the dog's condition. Read more.
DCR says it has identified three potential spaces for a dog park along its Southwest Corridor land in Jamaica Plain, roughly between the Green Street and Stony Brook Orange Line stops. Read more.
OK, OK, it was more of a loungin' lizard, soaking up the sun outside the Citizens Bank on South Street in Roslindale Square.
Adam Kessel, who found the wee beastie this morning, took it home and put it in a comfy box for safe keeping until the owner shows up.
Sarah Connors reports:
To the ladies in an SUV who just stopped on Summer St. in Somerville to help out a person carrying this large dog in 90 degree heat because she decided to just give up walking halfway home? You're my and Maggie's hero, thank you x1000 for the ride.
UPDATE: Cat's caretaker found; see comments.
George Morancy reports on a new visitor to his East Boston backyard; hopes the owner of the cat recognizes him: Read more.
So anybody lose a parrot in Roslindale today? Like on or near Canterbury Street? Because James Jones-O'Brien here was just relaxing in his yard, almost asleep, in fact, when all of a sudden this bird just landed on him, his wife, Angela, reports (after first taking the photo, of course). Read more.
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