A judge yesterday sentenced Elias Pacheco-Osario, 29, to two years of probation after he admitted to leaving his pet, Killer, to drown in 2021 rather than bring the dog to a shelter when he could no longer care for it, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
Man gets probation after admitting he tied a dog to a shoreline boulder at Revere Beach to drown when the tide came in
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City Councilor Liz Breadon (Allston/Brighton) today proposed banning local pet shops - including one in her district - from selling guinea pigs, which she says are beginning to overwhelm local animal shelters, and which are now even showing up on Boston streets as strays. Read more.
Update: Rose McNugget found, OK.
A dog walker walking a dog in the area of Mt. Vernon and Walnut streets on Beacon Street had the dog stolen today by two guys who got away in a blue Civic. Rose is 9 years old and weighs 11 lbs.
A fed-up citizen files a 311 complaint about the situation all over Beacon Hill: Read more.
And demands a drink because he's had such a ruff day. Read more.
Nala went missing from her home on Dalrymple Street in Jamaica Plain around 2 p.m. on Jan. 22. Her owner is offering a $3,000 reward for her safe return, no questions asked. Read more.
This good boy has his stocking full of a special gift that was his only wish.
He is so happy that Santa brought him a fish.
The Boston Public Health Commission reports that a cat acting oddly at 132 Glenway St. in Dorchester around 3:20 p.m. on Monday has tested positive for rabies. Read more.
Cambridge Police report they are looking for a man they say attacked a woman, then grabbed her dog's leash and made off with the pet in the area of Market and Windsor streets early Monday. Read more.
Mary Ellen spent some golden-hour time this morning along the Charles in Dedham, where she spotted a man paddling in a canoe with his dog while passing a goose.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports somebody is planning " 5,000-square-foot indoor dog park that features a full-service bar along with multiple on- and off-leash areas (both inside and outside)."
The Beacon Hill Times reports on one catrepreneur's plans to convert a former bank branch at 80 Charles St. into a cafe/bookstore that would also have a room where people could sit and play with cats - separated from the other two rooms for book and coffee lovers who are allergic to or just don't like cats.
Boston's first attempt at a cat cafe, in Brighton, did not end well.
On the Rose Kennedy Greenway. Why should East Boston have all the fun?
In addition to the pig sauntering up Bennington Street in East Boston, there's also a peacock.
Jamaica Plain News reports on a proposal for Flaherty Playground.
Spotted yesterday at the Dedham Stop & Shop. And look: It's human grade, so you can enjoy a hearty gnaw yourself.
Jake reports spotting this parakeet perched on a fence at the Westinghouse complex this morning.
The MSPCA in Jamaica Plain and the Northeast Animal Shelter in Salem are holding an adopt-a-thon for guinea pigs and rabbits this weekend, in which they'll waive their normal adoption fees, because they are now stocked to the brim with them. Read more.
ChelseaScanner couldn't help but notice the sunset this evening.
Meanwhile, down in Millennium Park in West Roxbury, Jax was less than impressed: Read more.
Citizen complaint of the day: How dare somebody tell me my dog shouldn't dig up this freshly reseeded ground
An irate citizen filed a 311 complaint to ask that the city immediately remove some handmade signs at DeFilippo Playground in the North End that ask people to keep their dogs off a reseeded and replanted garden area: Read more.
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