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By adamg - 3/20/24 - 11:48 am
Rat pellets in rat hole

Death to rats - and any dogs that eat the things (from second complaint).

At 8:41 a.m., a concerned citizen filed a 311 complaint asking the city to do something about the rats digging holes along a wall of the dog park on Snow Hill Street in the North End. Read more.

By adamg - 3/13/24 - 10:07 pm

An alarmed citizen files a 311 complaint about a battle at the RUFF dog park on Snow Hill Street this evening: Read more.

By adamg - 3/3/24 - 1:16 pm

An annoyed citizen files a 311 complaint about irresponsible dog owners along Border Street in East Boston: Read more.

By adamg - 2/23/24 - 11:19 am
Burned cat getting treated at Angell

Dr. Wendy Huang treats the cat at Angell (photo by MSPCA-Angell).

The MSPCA reports its trying to find the owner of a severely injured cat that a worker at the Stop&Shop on American Legion Highway in Roslindale found lying in the store parking lot as she left work shortly before 11 p.m. on Feb. 11. Read more.

By adamg - 2/13/24 - 2:28 pm
Dog on a uniwheel

Josh Bittker reported yesterday spotting his favorite Seaport commuter: A guy on an battery-powered one-wheel thing, this time accompanied by a fuzzy little dog throwing down major McKayla Maroney vibes.

By adamg - 2/11/24 - 1:52 pm
Dunlin at Castle Island

Mary Ellen took Dolly the dog up to Castle Island for a walk yesterday.

They spotted a plump dunlin, a flock of them and a female common eider (also purple sandpipers, which to the untrained eye look just like dunlins, only more gray than brown): Read more.

By adamg - 1/16/24 - 1:05 pm
Jeffrey Stewart

Transit Police report arresting a man at Haymarket station on Sunday night because, they say, he was "harassing other passengers" with his pet rats - Tom and Jerry. Read more.

By adamg - 1/13/24 - 11:36 am

A disgruntled citizen with a large German Shepherd mix files a 311 complaint and a plea about the warning she got at Healy Field on Washington Street in Roslindale: Read more.

By adamg - 1/8/24 - 3:33 pm

A scared citizen files a 311 complaint about the northbond stretch of Centre Street that is really the parkway where houses sit in front of the Arboretum just before the Giant Rotary of Doom in Jamaica Plain: Read more.

By adamg - 12/6/23 - 2:33 pm

In a region now overflowing with guinea pigs, the Boston City Council voted today added the fuzzy animated potatoes to the list of animals that can't be sold in city pet shops. Read more.

By adamg - 11/22/23 - 11:52 am

Boston Police report arresting a woman they say punched and kicked a dog - and smashed it with a glass bottle - on Tremont Street Tuesday night. Read more.

By adamg - 11/19/23 - 10:00 pm
White rabbits in a brown marsh

White rabbits stood out in the brown of the marsh.

Hugmajesty reports she was leading a bird-watching tour at Belle Isle Marsh in East Boston today when she and her group came upon more than a dozen big white bunnies in the underbrush. Read more.

By adamg - 10/25/23 - 12:00 pm

The Boston Public Health Commission has lifted its advisory against fishing - mostly ignored - boating and letting your dog splash in Jamaica Pond, because the now annual toxic algal bloom has subsided.

By adamg - 10/11/23 - 8:11 am
Photos of dog and suspect

Dog and suspect on scooter carrying the dog. Photos via BPD.

Boston Police report they are looking for Princess and the guy they say stole her from the Washington Park Mall, MLK Boulevard and Warren Street in Roxbury, on Friday.

If the dog or dognapper look familiar, contact detectives at 617-343-4275 or the anonymous tip line by calling 800-494-TIPS or texting TIP to CRIME (27463).

By adamg - 10/6/23 - 11:44 am
Where the  hornets are, circled

Hornet hive entrance circled in green.

Complaints that have been bubbling up in a South End Facebook group reached 311 today when a distraught resident filed a complaint about the chaos at the southeast corner of Washington Street at its intersection with East Springfield Street: Read more.

By adamg - 10/2/23 - 11:40 am
Jobee and Remy

Jobee (l) and Remy. Photos by MSPCA.

The MSPCA reports that Jobee, a dog that was among the worst cases of intentional animal starvation the group says it has ever seen, and a second dog, Remy, who was also taken by the MSPCA, have recovered enough that they are now ready for adoption. Read more.

By adamg - 9/28/23 - 4:55 pm
Pig in the grass

Roving UHub photographer Christine Beaton reports spotting Stella the pig here at the dog park at Smith Playground in Allston today. That's no dog, you say. Well, sure, but in addition to her wearing a collar, Stella wagged her tail, she reports. That'll do.

By adamg - 9/8/23 - 12:46 pm
Stump, acorn, dog

A concerned citizen filed a 311 complaint about the stump of an old sign pole on South Street in Jamaica Plain - and used a couple of aids to show the city just how large the thing is: Read more.

By adamg - 8/25/23 - 9:01 am
Jobee at the MSPCA

Jobee at Angell after some food and treatment. Photo by MSPCA.


Boston Police report arresting Lakeida Burris, 36, yesterday on animal-cruelty charges for the way she allegedly starved one of her two pit-bull dogs and harmed the second.
Read more.

By adamg - 8/24/23 - 11:37 am

Heirs to a woman who left her entire estate to her beloved cocker spaniel, Licorice, are feuding over that estate because Licorice died two years before she did, but she didn't change her will before she also left this mortal coil. Read more.

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