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By adamg - 3/23/23 - 10:01 am
State trooper, dog and boulder

State trooper with Killer and the boulder he was attached to. Photo by State Police.

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.

By adamg - 3/22/23 - 2:12 pm

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.

By adamg - 3/20/23 - 4:07 pm
Missing dog

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.

By adamg - 3/10/23 - 2:14 pm

A fed-up citizen files a 311 complaint about the situation all over Beacon Hill: Read more.

By adamg - 3/1/23 - 11:45 am

And demands a drink because he's had such a ruff day. Read more.

By adamg - 2/3/23 - 11:09 pm

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.

By speakingouthere - 12/25/22 - 12:07 pm
Cat with a stocking

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.

By adamg - 12/15/22 - 12:51 pm
Rabid cat

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.

By adamg - 12/8/22 - 2:54 pm

Cambridge Police Investigating Assault While Woman Walked Dog

Video of suspect walking in same area an hour before the attack via CPD.

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.

By adamg - 11/27/22 - 10:32 pm
Man and dog in canoe pass goose in the Charles River in Dedham

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.

By adamg - 11/9/22 - 11:30 am

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)."

By adamg - 10/12/22 - 9:27 am

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.

By adamg - 9/16/22 - 12:14 pm

Jamaica Plain News reports on a proposal for Flaherty Playground.

By adamg - 9/8/22 - 9:46 am
Pumpkin-spice dog bones

Spotted yesterday at the Dedham Stop & Shop. And look: It's human grade, so you can enjoy a hearty gnaw yourself.

By adamg - 8/8/22 - 11:07 am
Parakeet on a fence in Readville

Jake reports spotting this parakeet perched on a fence at the Westinghouse complex this morning.

By adamg - 7/14/22 - 2:45 pm
A guinea pig

A guinea pig at the MSPCA.

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.

By adamg - 7/12/22 - 9:09 pm
Sunset over Chelsea

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.

By adamg - 6/18/22 - 12:52 pm
Handmade sign that asks people to stay off reseeded land at North End park

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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