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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.

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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.

By adamg - 6/18/22 - 11:31 am
Sunrise with a dog

Joe Kidston and Finn watched the sun come up over the coast in Cohasset this morning: Read more.

By adamg - 6/13/22 - 1:21 pm

A woman was arraigned last week on a charge of animal cruelty after veterinarians at Angell Animal Medical Center in Jamaica Plain concluded her pet dog Beauty had died in February because she left it outside in the cold without feeding it, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

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.

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.

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